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Weekly Photo Challenge: “Close Up” Humming in the Rain

It’s been a long time since we’ve experienced a long, slow, soothing rain. What a wonderful feeling to awaken “close up” to the sight, sound, and smell of RAIN! The … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half Moonset

‘Round about midnight… A spectacular (half) moonset as the Moon headed down behind the Coast Range in western Oregon. An astronomical occasion that beaconed to have a turn in this week’s challenge. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Pelican Flight: Halfway Brown Pelicans were halfway to extinction due to eggshell thinning caused by DDT exposure in the 1970’s. This species incubates eggs in an unusual way; it covers … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly~ Tiger-striped wings: viewed half from above; half below. Body: adorned with half yellow stripes; half black stripes. These beautiful butterflies fly in bursts of brilliant yellow from … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: “Symbol”

Gravitar~ Almost every blogger has one. An icon selected to represent… to symbolize… his or her voice. I’m often amused, impressed, or puzzled by the gravitar selections folks make. Do you feel … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 12 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Door”

Who comes here? To find door of home-sweet-home- protected by time-tempered Western Cedar trunk. It is here where the fortunate ones… feral honey bees… fly free to come and go through doorway passage to … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Muse”

Nature… My eternal point for inspiration. All I need do is stand still, if only for a moment, To give each of my senses the opportunity to muse in its own way: … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Inspired by- Sir Nicholas Winton

July 1, 2015- one of my heroes passed away… a gentleman I’ve never met, but for whom I feel great admiration and respect… Sir Nicholas Winton. “His legacy is that … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Read this before you buy 4th of July Fireworks.

This is an article that I hope many will read and have the reaction- “Why didn’t I think of this?” Hopefully, it will influence what you won’t buy to celebrate … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 10 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: “roygbiv” light as a feather

Light… as a feather, Prismatic plumage bursts apart color. Each shaft… anchored to lift Birds. Rainbow fragments… released into flight. Weekly Photo Challenge:“roygbiv”

June 19, 2015 · 34 Comments

UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers: Challenge 12 ~ Pollinator Portraits

Pollinator Portraits- Day pollinators on wildflowers  at Jackson Bottom Wetland in Hillsboro, Oregon: Beyond the crucial ecosystem services they provide, pollinators are a diverse and fascinating group of animals in … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 9 Comments

Brain Pollen

I’ve been out buzzing across fields of cyberspace for quite some time now collecting brain pollen: Particles of information picked up here and there, carried home, and stored in neat … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 10 Comments

Now there’s something to think about…

I love taking classes… especially when instructors generate “aha” moments. Those are added bonuses that I take away, and can’t wait to share with others. Adding powerful, memorable visuals to learning experiences … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 9 Comments

UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers: Challenge 12 ~ Pollinator Portraits

Established in 2006 by the U.S. Senate, National Pollinator Week commemorates pollinators and the indispensable services they provide.  It’s a time to celebrate pollinators and to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 12 Comments

Mason Bee 101

Ask questions… Imagine walking along a nature trail. The shelter where you plan to eat lunch is easily recognized. But you wonder…”What are those three boxes mounted on the poles?” Hike … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

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