Sunday Stills: Takin’ it Easy with my #Feathered Friends

I will freely admit that our yard isn't quite as enticing (or as large) as Terri's is for birds, due to our many squirrels.  We have one seed-feeder that's squirrel-proof, and two suet feeders.  One suet feeder that would be easy for squirrels to get at, is always filled with hot-pepper suet, which the birds …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #193: (Re-)Birthdays

I'm privileged to have my birthday in April.  I love being a Spring Baby, when the garden wakes up from its winter slumber, leaves and buds show up on our trees, and our chorus frogs begin singing in the holding pond across the street from our house. Last year, I planted a little Hydrangea bush …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #185: Change

My backyard changes rather dramatically with the seasons.  For the past three or four years, we have had snow every winter.  I have to say, I really love what the snow does with the various features in the yard. The heap in the front is our birdbath, with an ornamental grass plant, and a concrete …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #105-Spring

Spring.  The first sign is the gradually, gradually, lengthening days.  Still awaking in the dark, but driving home from work in daylight.  Here in the Pacific Northwest, Spring is normally pretty rainy (yeah, the  cliche about April showers bringing May flowers that we all know and love).  But we actually love the rain here, because …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #94 – At Home

The Wuhan Coronavirus stalking the land has forced the majority of us to spend more time at home (with the help of the government who orders us to stay home).  My husband has been working from home for six weeks now.  I was home for a two-week furlough from work.  But I had good company …

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New Header Photo for Spring

Daffodil field in the Skagit Valley, around Mount Vernon, Washington.  Note the gray skies-it was raining, and we found many flooded fields.  The Tulip Festival runs through April, and if Sunday was any indication, the tulips will be late this year.  The Skagit Valley has some of the most fertile soil in our state, and …

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