Tag: Nature

My Little Backyard Chickadees

In the heat of the day I turned on the stream and sat under the shade of the Douglas Firs. It wasn’t long before I heard the chickadees calling to one another, flying overhead, finally daring to stop by the precious flowing water. We…

A Competition Between the Blue Heron and the Bald Eagle – at Coulon Park

Every visit to Coulon Park is wonderful but there is always something new! Today’s weather was perfect for walking and the brilliant blue skies were reflected in the waters of Lake Washington. Sailboats were lined up as usual and ready to go. Turtles were…

A Northwest Hike to Franklin Falls

We don’t usually take the most popular hikes on a weekend when everyone else does – we’re lucky we don’t have to. But we took a chance today and headed to Denny Creek and Franklin Falls, an hour east of Seattle. We’re so glad…

Busy as a Bee

I walked in my garden today and stopped to watch the bees. Bees on a mission working together and apart, Taking no thought of the other. Bees on the lavender and bees on the chives, Buzzing from blossom to blossom there was room for…

Walking Midst the Tallest Trees on Earth

I’m talking about the Redwoods of course! We recently returned from a trip to Northern California, home to the Coast Redwoods – and my oh my – those are SOME TREES! The drive there was magnificent too, south on Hwy 101 along the beautiful…

Unexpected Beauty: The Song of the House Finch

While walking in the garden one morning this week,  I heard the lovely song of the house finch in the trees above.       A common bird in the Pacific Northwest, its real beauty is in its song! Sharing for the Weekly Photo…

Morning Tour of the May Garden

I woke early to find the sun rising in the garden. It shined on the garden beds anchored by the clematis which is still the star of the show. Other plants are waking up too like this old fashioned fragrant rose. The strawberry bed…

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