in nature

A Visit From Pseudacris regilla

September 4, 2010

Found a new friend. He’s very pretty, I think. And damn hearty; can be found at elevations up to 11,600 feet. The Pacific Tree Frog. I like their singing, too.

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The Next Day of the Rest of My Life

August 27, 2010

This was pretty much the start of my day today. And it’s not even my truck that lost the muffler. So much for my Girl Scout training about leaving things better than I found them. (And by the way, those are my trees reflected on the side of the truck.) Most of the rest of [...]

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The First Day of the Rest of My Life

August 26, 2010

This beautiful feather was waiting for me this morning, my first morning post-move. At first glance I thought it was an owl feather (an owl flew over our heads during our drive last night and then I’d heard one hooting after we arrived in Malo).  I know that owl feathers are soft like velvet (which [...]

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Me Ow

August 5, 2010

Last night I dreamed of a big cat. Well, it was a kitten of a big cat, so it was a big kitten, on its way to becoming a big cat. But it was striped, in golden colors, so it was not the kind of big cat that inhabit my 31.36-acre wood. Those cats are [...]

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Something in My Roots

July 28, 2010

Granted, my wheat heritage is based in Montana, and my recent travels through wheat country were in Washington, but the colors and the vistas are so identical and my deep response, the way my heart resonants at the scene, wheat has got to be in my blood. The thing I cannot figure out though, is [...]

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July 24, 2010
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Against a tide

July 7, 2010

This evening we talked of things we did as kids. Something in the conversation got me to remembering a time when I was about eight and my family was out on Puget Sound in our old Chris-Craft cabin cruiser for one of our weekend wanderings through the waterways. We’d stopped at some little cove and [...]

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Malo, Washington home and acreage for sale – $239,000

June 4, 2010

Buy my sister’s house please. So she can move to Florida, and I can go visit her there and get some sunshine for pete’s sake. (Rain in Seattle ALL June, is that what’s in store?) Hand-crafted home on 4.29 wooded acres near Malo in Ferry County, Washington. A wrap-around veranda for watching the sun set [...]

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A walk on the beach

May 25, 2010

Didn’t feel too energized for a walk, so Tiberio swung by and drove us to Golden Gardens, so we could just park and look out at the water. Ended up going for a little stroll anyway, talking about what do we want to be when we grow up. Middle-aged angst; you’ve heard of that, right? [...]

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A Walk in the Park

May 22, 2010

There were scads of people at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks today with their big-a*s SLR cameras, and not a one of them was pointing a lens toward the same subjects as I. I wonder why that was. (A click on the image will enlarge it.) iPhone Hipstamatic app with John S lens and Kodat [...]

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