May 6, 2018 § 8 Comments
For a week or so now this huge non-fruit bearing Pear tree has been in full bloom. I’ve never seen flowering trees this size. While trying to get a decent photo (this is 10x zoom) my lens caught an unlikely visitor going for a bird’s eye view…
…and though UNLIKELY…a little nap in the sunshine.
April 28, 2018 § 6 Comments
Riverside State Park – Bowl and Pitcher Area – a natural treasure minutes from downtown Spokane, WA.
April 19, 2018 § 14 Comments
From the archives…all on Whidbey Island, WA – all of Nature’s bounty…
There is a stretch of beach along Admiralty Bay on Whidbey Island where odd shaped stones are found. But they’re not stones, really. More like baked clay from the cliffside. Actually they are called concretions – “a hard, compact mass of matter formed by the precipitation of mineral cement within the spaces between particles.” – Wikipedia. Beach walkers find them and display them on a driftwood log or a boulder – like this one. They are too miraculous to take from the site (though they are…and I have! created a little patio in front of an Adirondack chair in my backyard once…then returned them all to the beach several months later). This community collection grew over one summer. Many shaped like fried eggs! Click on ‘concretion’ in the tags below to see other photos of them on my site. PROLIFIC
January 25, 2018 § 10 Comments
archives: Whidbey Island, WA – August 2011 ~ VARIATIONS ON A THEME
January 3, 2018 § 18 Comments
In my new place, just bought tulips, and look what’s happening – that curly-q leaf! GROWTH
September 29, 2017 § 13 Comments
Midsummer forever framed – 2010 – Admiralty Inlet from Whidbey Island, WA