Perched high above, winged crooner belting out songs to Marlene’s delight.
rockin’ and rollin’ metallic green sweat bee dancin’ the pollinating blues Hard to believe, but until a couple of days ago I had never noticed these striking bees before. Or perhaps I saw them, but didn’t really see them. At first I thought that this […]
Great conversation, food, wine. Gathering at the … cosmic vista point …. We recently visited a friend of ours who has one of the most beautiful woodland type gardens. The rhododendrons were spectacular, the California lilacs and woodland wildflowers in full bloom and don’t even […]
Cold, hungry, thirsty The snowy table is set for a winter feast. This winter brought an unusual amount of snow to the Portland, Oregon area. Our backyard is a perfect restaurant for the many birds in our neighborhood. One of my favorite visitors is the […]
Spectacles sharpen the flitting blur at first light. Ruby-crowned Kinglet staring right at me. Wait!!! Where is my camera!?! Thursday morning, when I first awoke, I noticed a tiny bird flitting about the butterfly bush outside my bedroom window. Instantly I jumped out […]
Vibrant leaves crunching underfoot. Summer now all but a memory. This was one of my very favorite walks for the entire year! The breeze, the sun, the autumn leaves showing off their most dazzling array of color, the clear blue sky and the peaceful quiet […]