All posts tagged: backyard sanctuary

Up Close & Personal … The Spotted Towhee

This spotted towhee visited my garden last Sunday after it had snowed. The clouds had mostly drifted off into the distance and sun rays were peeking through the forest. The afternoon lighting was beautiful and the neighborhood quiet. Suddenly this distinctly patterned bird hopped right […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

The downy woodpecker is a regular visitor in the garden. Males always have a bright red patch at the back of their heads. Downy woodpeckers are only about 7 inches tall. They are very cautious and always take a look around before coming to the […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

This guy has been pressing his nose up against the patio door some mornings. He’s even knocked on the glass with his paws! I wonder if there is some coffee left for me? I hope you have better luck and get to start your Friday […]

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Zunday Zen … I spy …

a rodent … no … a hardworking hipster Portlandia squirrel lugging an acorn up the old Douglas fir moving so quickly it’s almost  a vertical blur munching, crunching, keeping an eye on the scene all while hungrily enjoying the local forest cuisine From Portlandia to Michigandia greetings […]

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Zunday Zen … I spy an …

elusive fallow deer with twin fawns, who no longer show fear Sunday Night Family Dinner … … right here. This doe and her fawns have been coming through the forest behind us since the beginning of the year. I remember the first time I spotted […]

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Zunday Zen … I spy a …

tuckered out hummer during the height of summer ready for a nap. Hummingbirds have been constant visitors in my garden this summer. Generally, they zip all over the place at neck-breaking speed, then perch on a branch to rest a moment or two. And they […]

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