Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

I thought I’d try to do something a little different… Here are the flowers that sprouted up this April. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile to organize in my own mind what will sprout up when. I’m quite sure I did not get them all but this is what I did get. May […]


Tonight my son wrote a paper on procrastination and thinking of blogging I sure could relate. My excuses vary from planting trees to hiking and photographing more than tossing up a note or two. Instead of sharing the excuses with you I’ll share a few of the many photographs I’ve been gaining as of late. […]


Many of the birds I’ve mentioned are still hanging out and being cool. The Dark-eye’d Juncos, Finches (house and cassins), Siskins, Blackcapped Chickadees, an occasional sighting of both the Pgymy and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Spotted Towhees and Mourning Doves. The good news was this morning the Evening Grosbeaks were back! I tried to take sneaky snapshots […]


First, I was pretty excited to see that the Turkey Vultures had come back to the mountain. Watching them clumsily attempting to catch the wind in their wings is something else. We usually have quite a few on this mountain all summer long.  (I also know exactly where they roost which is actually a fun […]


My sister hates crows and I love them. I think any real birder will respect just about any species of bird, crows, vultures you name it – if it flies it’s completely worthy of respect. The more I learn about birds the more I realize how really intelligent they are and the crow is no […]


from the wildflowers… So here is a day in the life of me and my wildflower hunt. springbeauty in feild (Claytonia lanceolata) On some philosophical level as I got older I found that life really is about the small wonders – the micro-perspective. I’ve heard it said another way; the devils in the details. I’ve […]


I went out to Pierre Lake and found a completely frozen body of water. I had posted on the area last summer (here is the link in case your curious what it looks like in the summer.) On the drive we ran into a…. Western Meadowlark  (Sturnella neglecta) And I had one of those off […]


It’s late so I’ll spare the talk and just get down to the photographs….. First shot; this was an adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) however, he was directly in front of the sun. I liked the way the silhouette looked so I kept it. FYI: I did check on the 2nd year juveniles and they seem […]


Before I start babbling I’d like to first post a link to Montucky’s in the field woodland star – he did a fabulous job of capturing it and it’s completely worth a peek. Honestly I would have attempted to capture this in field however, there was just one flower and it was bitter cold outside! It […]


It took awhile! Today the crossbills finally landed on my feeder and then waited in line patiently for the feeder to open up. I’ll explain that in depth. There is a huge (about six story high) ponderosa pine right next to my feeder. All the birds (in general) are patient and wait tucked in that tree […]