Category Archives: nature

~ Along The Marsh Trail ~

There isn’t nearly as much marsh in front of The Breakers at Long Beach, WA – USA this year as last, and what remains is shrinking to meadow daily. Still, Mallards are raising their chicks in what water there is! … Continue reading

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~ Tide Washed ~ Wordless Wednesday + WPC: Liquid ~

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~ Raspberry Blossoms and Bombus ~

  Raspberry canes are in bloom and with the warm dry weather are attracting all sorts of pollinators. This Bombus caught my eye and stayed around long enough for me to get my iPhone and snap these shots. Since I … Continue reading

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~ Hornet’s Nest? ~ WPC: Unlikely ~

While walking with Jello on a wooded trail in our neighborhood, I stepped over this strange looking outgrowth. I leaned in closer to take a picture and was soon threatened by one of the hornets that were working the outgrowth. … Continue reading

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~ May Day Bouquet ~ In A Vase On Monday + Curvy Lines ~ WPC: Lines ~

The lilac shrub was offered to me by a neighbor, so I don’t know what variety it is and wish I did, because after living year-round in sun and open sky this Syringa is blooming well, staying compact, is not … Continue reading

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~ Lavish Lilac ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Doublefile Viburnum ~ WPC: Prolific ~

  Three years ago I started adding Viburnum shrubs to my gardens. They are maturing now and this spring several of the doublefile viburnums are blooming!  The tiny buds are just beginning to open. With the forecast of more sunny … Continue reading

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