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~ Low Tide Sunrise ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ View From Inside North Head Lighthouse ~

In the many years I’ve enjoyed seeing this lighthouse from the outside, yesterday, for the first time I was on the inside. Now open for visitors, the structure is being restored to it’s original condition. After entering at ground level, … Continue reading

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~ Beach Walk Sights ~ WPC: Liquid ~

Weather and tide shape the landscape of every walk I take along the beach. Birds, folks, critters and flotsam observed along the way add context and generate questions about the ever-changing scene. Over the past year my understanding and appreciation … Continue reading

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~ 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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