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Another Zinnia Lover

So…turns out I’m not the only Zinnia lover around! This glorious male goldfinch (and a handful of his friends) have taken quite a liking to our colorful front yard flowers. So much beauty! Advertisements

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A Wonderful Water-full Weekend

What makes a wonderful weekend? Well, if you ask Tucker, it’s any weekend that involves water…and since this weekend included not one, but two river romps…well…he was one happy labramutt! Usually, when we take him to the river or to … Continue reading

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Guard, Grab, and Gobble

This Red-bellied Woodpecker landed on the Bark Butter Branch, brandishing his beak like a double-edged sword.  Clearly, he wanted no company and no competition! After guarding the area for a moment or two, he proceeded to scoop up a hearty … Continue reading

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Oh For A Zillion Zinnias!

Oh for a zillion zinnias! These brilliant bursts of color brighten the summer season with their beauty -and also with the beauty they bring! As I stood outside with my camera, several butterflies stopped by to sip of their sweetness. … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

A week ago we were just getting back from Orcas Island, where we watched whales… …explored trails… …and enjoyed the beauty of land and sea. And while our trip was beyond wonderful, I think Dorothy was right when she said, … Continue reading

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Same Kind of Different As Me

There’s a popular book that bears the title Same Kind of Different as Me, as well as a movie based on the book, but it also seemed a fitting title for this post. While in Orcas Island, I would wake-up … Continue reading

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A Fintastic Experience

When I was a little girl, I daydreamed of sailing the Calypso in search of dolphins and killer whales.  Creatures of the sea have always fascinated me, and while I never had the chance to join Cousteau’s crew, I did … Continue reading

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