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 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
March 29, 2018 § 8 Comments
From the archives: Feb 1, 2007 – Whidbey Island, WA. I miss that view of the sky. Sunrise particularly sweet and subtle. Moon glow. Have a wonderful week of RISE/SET
February 10, 2018 § 13 Comments
Exploring my new neighborhood south of downtown Spokane, WA – a peek of it in this photo taken from the top of Lincoln Park. That’s Mt Spokane in the distance.Ponderosa pines among tall grasses and rock outcroppings grace this place.
A couple miles west of the park sits a beautiful old building from the ’20’s, once a neighborhood grocery store… …now an inviting bakery.
Next time I’ll photograph the goodies available… Have a great week!
January 11, 2018 § 18 Comments
In the Children’s Garden at Seattle Tilth’s Good Shepherd Center… my inspiration for the cover of The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City, a picture book written by Carole Lexa Schaefer and illustrated by yours truly… published by Little Bigfoot of Sasquatch Books, Seattle 2017.
And a fallen beauty along Admiralty Inlet on a Whidbey Island beach.WEATHERED