Summer Solstice California Poppies

Summer Solstice dawned clear and bright. The poppies called and I could not resist. I have hundreds, maybe thousands, of photos of poppies but alas, I keep on taking more. Poppies are so fluid,… Continue reading

San Juan Island

Having just spent 2 perfect days on San Juan Island I am once again feeling grateful that I live so close to so many exquisite places. The landscape at the southern end of San Juan Island draws… Continue reading

Kingfisher Silhouette

I seem to be in a black and white phase lately which feels a bit odd with spring color popping all around me. But if that is what is inspiring me to post, then… Continue reading

Snow Geese on the Wing

  It’s a time of transition. Snow Geese are getting ready to head back north to their breeding grounds. There is a calmness that comes when they return each fall and a melancholy… Continue reading

Feather and Stone

Two of my favorite things – a feather and a stone. This is a molted American Kestrel primary feather.

White and Black and White

Another title to this post could be white on white with a little black. We don’t get snow very often in the lowlands on the west side of the Cascades so this scene… Continue reading

Loon calling, Pileated hammering, Raven chortling

The sweet sounds of spring as I discover the patterns on a Chuckanut Bay beach at low tide.

Fin Whale washed up on Seattle Beach

I was driving to Seattle early this morning when I heard on the radio about a dead whale that had washed up on the beach at Seahurst Park. A Fin Whale. The second… Continue reading

Pacific Northwest Winter

Winter is a mixed bag here in the Pacific Northwest. We just had a 12 day stretch of dry, mostly clear, brilliant, blue sky weather. It is not unusual to have  a few beautiful… Continue reading

Watmough Bay, Lopez Island

One of my favorite spots on Lopez Island is Watmough Bay. Visiting in the winter has the advantage of few tourists which can make the place seem like it is all yours. After… Continue reading