~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 ~ Sanctuary ~

Over the course of 35 years nurturing the flora of my back yard, it has become a bird sanctuary.


Tall trees, medium shrubs and ground cover provide safe haven for Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtits, Oregon Junco, Spotted Towhee, Bewick Wren, Song Sparrow,

Anna’s & Rufus Hummingbirds, Northern Flicker, Northern Crow, Steller’s Jay, Downy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Red-crested Kinglet and in winter 2019, a Snowy Plover.

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koi 2Bird baths, a pond and well-stocked feeders attract birds year round.


leaves 2In summer, at the end of the day, I sit in my leafy bower sanctuary and enjoy the abundance of life around me.


Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾



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4 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 ~ Sanctuary ~

  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    What a blessing to have a sanctuary like this Lindy, it looks so peaceful I wouldn’t want to leave! I love the greenery, the birds and wildlife and can imagine the sound of birdsong and waterfalls, the leaves rustling in the wind. Thank you so much for this beautiful contribution to the challenge 💚

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Wow Lindy, what a glorious sanctuary you’ve created – both for the birds and the humans 🙂. Almost makes it a pleasure to be locked down I’d think! Amazing birdlife and your final image with your pup’s eyes peeking out is priceless!!

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Tina. For the first three months of shut down we had the beach practically to ourselves. When things opened up there, we came back here – it took a bit to get things whipped into shape after three spring months being ignored! It is truly what I always wanted it to be – a sanctuary!

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