Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE's Photography, Thoughts, Resources, and Actions … all for Nature's sake

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Enveloped”

Cape of contemplation… Young woman faces west eyes fixed on setting sun… Gaze steady Heart focused AWAITS as earth and ocean turn dark. Then, she gently bows Enveloped by the grace … Continue reading

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UNLESS…Earth-friendly Chroniclers:Challenge 10 ~ “Biodiversity… I Spy”

It’s May- We are continuing to think about Biodiversity. You are invited to participate in UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers Challenge 10: “Biodiversity… I Spy” What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: “Forces of Nature” Volcanoes

In the Cascade Mountain range- Oregon’s Mount Hood…  slumbers peacefully as sheer blankets of evening mist and sunset clouds drift over in muted shades and shadows. In Northern California, Mount Shasta and … Continue reading

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Raspberries in the making.  One more month, and this is what we hope to begin picking… Thank you, Honey Bees!

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Turtle Day

Every Year- May 23rd- is International Turtle Day We appreciate the Painted Turtles that call our wetland- home.  

May 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

… and the bees (look-a-likes)

I was fooled! These are not bumblebees!  They are hover-fly bumblebee look-a-likes. This post will be updated with a companion post that is in progress… Imagine bumblebee buzz amplified by … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 14 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge (2): Intricate by Nature

Hoverfly … gathering nectar from Thimbleberry blossom… Intricate by Nature. (This is a second entry- I couldn’t resist sharing these unexpected photos. Hoverflies are rarely this cooperative a subject. The … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 10 Comments

Plant Bullies in my Yard

Trying out a new tool- Weed Watchers Guide for the Tualatin River Watershed is a handy tool for identifying EDRR weeds. (It’s presented at a Weed Watchers Workshop, to train local folks … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 24 Comments

UNLESS…Earth-friendly Chroniclers:Challenge 9 ~ Invasive Plants

It’s May- Let’s start thinking about Biodiversity. You are invited to participate in UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers Challenge 9: Invasive Plants What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 17 Comments

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