Category Archives: nature

Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walk #2)

As stated in my last post, I am participating in a local summer “challenge” that aims to get folks out and about to nearby parks, nature trails and other fun outdoor locations. I described my first outing of the challenge … Continue reading

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Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walk #1)

I came across a local “summer challenge” run through an app that is designed to encourage participants to get outdoors and explore the area. There are 20 sites listed, and if I verify (through the app’s gps) that I have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 8.4.21

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spitting on the fire

With July’s record-breaking high temperatures here, it’s been frustrating and – truth be told – rather depressing to watch flowers in my native plant garden wilt before reaching full bloom and then turn end-of-summer brown without setting seeds. What happens, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Oregon white oak

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Wordless Wednesday

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Last Pic of June, ’21 (and May)

For Bushboy’s Last on the Card challenge. “The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th June. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

The first day of summer dawns hot and dry; not like it used to here in the moderate Pacific Northwest of my youth. The air outside is stifling, so I stay indoors listening to the hum of the fan and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Nodding Onion

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Bugs on Blooms

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