Tag: Pacific Northwest

Winter Clouds and Fragrant Blooms

I was working on another post when I looked out my office window and saw clouds exploding against the blue sky. There were birds singing and a sweetness in the air as I walked to the end of the street to enjoy the show….

Chihuly Bridge of Glass and Union Station

Wow, who knew??   Yesterday we went to the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, but I’ll save that museum for another post.  Because right next door were beautiful works of Chihuly glass and I’d like to share that with you first. The pedestrian…

Fern Fronds Unfurling

Is there anything that heralds spring in the Pacific Northwest more than fern fronds unfurling? After a week of cold and snowy weather I’m ready. Halfway there! 🙂 For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Spring Scenes. ~ Susanne

The Changing Color of the Anna’s Hummingbird

I replenished the feeders yesterday so the nectar was fresh and plentiful during this week of snowy weather. I watched the first hummingbird hover nearby – apparently for a good look at me –  before swooping in dressed in camouflage of green and black. …

Winter Scenes in the Pacific Northwest

Just last week I was walking along the Cedar River Trail, enjoying temperatures close to 60 degrees. Today we have our first snow of the year.  I like both. Wet, sloppy snowflakes have already stopped falling and the thin layer that covered the ground…

The Snag and the Owl

Among the evergreen trees surrounding our home is a Western Hemlock that appeared to be dying.  We asked an arborist to come and remove it and he was willing to take it down, but encouraged us to leave a ‘snag’ for wildlife. If we…

Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge

After many rainy days we had a wonderful interlude of clear skies and record breaking temperatures and decided to spend it at Nolte State Park. The property was first granted to Frederick Nolte by then President Harrison in the late 1800’s and stayed in…

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