Tag Archives: Musings

Fall Ablaze

We wait for it every year. The lone maple tree among the fir, cedar, and hemlock. Every cloudless sunrise lights the tree on days like this one captured by my better half. The first big storm of fall stripped it … Continue reading

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Raindrops on Roses

Summer rain brings summer roses. A Gemini ready to burst, its sweet fragrance fills the air. Climbing roses intertwine with clematis. They glow in the cloudy gloom of an early morning shower. Save Save Save Save

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June-uary?

There is a common saying in Western Washington (U.S. state not Capital), summer doesn’t arrive until July 5th. We refer to June as June-uary. A moment in a long ago January when winter arrived with a sugary blanket, coating a … Continue reading

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The Winter of ’07 Kicks the Spring of ’17

Our spring weather is still hanging out with the lion. Cool, windy, dark, rainy, with a few tantalizing sun breaks. After combing through old photo albums, I reconnected with these photos and counted this year’s spring lion in the blessing … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Lumber

The hammering stopped. My husband opened the lid. A 20-pound bag of peanuts spilled into the new bird feeder. He stepped back to join me. Dappled sunlight filtered through the cedar branches landing on the feeder. A Stellar’s Jay’s raucous … Continue reading

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A Snail not a Buffalo

The Pandora in my mind played Nenah Cherry’s Buffalo Stance this week to the point of distraction. It took an actual America Buffalo to distract her. Which leads to this week’s post. February 20th is only 4 days away. The … Continue reading

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A Special Edition: Crows in Helsinki

December nights fall early in Finland. The morning sun rises late with a yawn. During the daylight hours in between, colorful crows and juvenile gulls forage and fawn. The crows dressed in tux and tails for a Christmas dinner with … Continue reading

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