Red Winged Blackbird
Might this be a Black Phoebe?
…is not like the others. A very common groundhog that we see on the Rotary Trail.
This past Saturday we started our walk on the Rotary Trail at 6:15 A.M. We spotted a nice variety of birds and lots of groundhogs. No eagles or hawks this week. I’ll post the rest of the photos of birds we saw soon.
On Sunday we had to add wire fencing around the Apricot tree that our kids gifted me for my birthday. We were enjoying a quiet afternoon when I spotted a deer munching on my young apricot tree. Didn’t know I could hop up that fast and get outside to shoo it away. I texted our kids and our son volunteered to bring over the materials we would need to protect the tree from the deer. In no time at all Dan and Dear put the fence up secure enough to keep the deer from nibbling.
Not the best quality photo as I zoomed in with my phone from the house.
It’s Tuesday and I’m excited to meet a new hairstylist. Hope I’m still excited after my cut!
For Mosaic Monday I’m sharing some collages/mosaics of our backyard visitors.
Red-Winged Black Bird
These backyard Thrushes and Flickers have been the most fun to watch.
This next visitor surprised us along with the female eagle that I didn’t get good shots of as they came flying into the trees in our back acreage. We hope they were scouting a spot to build a nest. I’ll have a full post dedicated to the Eagles soon
Joining Angie at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf for Mosaic Monday.
We woke up to frigid temperatures this morning. It got down to -6 before it inched up again. After church it was a balmy 27 degrees. The sun has a lot to do with that. The stars were amazing to see in the night sky and morning before dawn skies. Spectacular. We’ve never lived somewhere outside of the city lights so stars were hard to see but now we get an eyeful! While standing and looking up in the sky that song “In the stars His handiwork I see, on the wind He speaks with majesty, though he ruleth over land and sea, what is that to me” comes to mind. It’s an oldie but a goodie.
For this day in between the remembrance of the crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus I decided to post Katie and my second walk at Magnuson Park that we took on Tuesday April 4th. I wonder what agony the followers of Jesus had during the time in-between.
Katie was hoping that we would see the blue heron her and Andrew had seen on their walks through the wetlands. We were excited to have that hope realized on this day.
Red Winged Black Bird
I love having walks with our girl.
The lake was calm on this day and there was no rain during our walk.
You can just barely see Mt. Rainier in this photo.
Looking forward to tomorrow and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Such a great time of rejoicing.
We are having rain, rain and more rain. Here in Northeastern Washington more roads have washed away and traveling is getting more complicated for a lot of people. Everyone is looking forward to a good dry spell and for all this water to recede. We still have good access to town and everything we need.
Here is a collage of our smiley granddaughter next to her smiley daddy when he was a wee one.
Baby equipment has really come a long way since 1981!
Are you preparing for an Easter service and Easter meal at your home?
Ducks at Bothell Landing taken February 10th.
Red Winged Blackbird at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, Washington.
I believe this is a Wood Duck. We spotted it on Juanita Bay February 11th.
This last photo is from northeastern Washington. A couple of these Grouse would come to this tree outside our son and daughter in law’s in the low light of evening and early morning. They were really enjoying the buds on the tree. It was hard to get a great shot from the window. This was taken on Tuesday morning February 28th.
Linking to Saturday’s Critters at Viewing Nature with Eileen.
We have been on a slow return to whatever might be called normal at this old house. We need to get out and have a good walk again soon. We arrived home from Eastern Washington on Wednesday. We are observing Lent which began on Wednesday. Our weekend should be relatively quiet. Hope your March is starting well.