June 16, 2013

Twin Fawns at Linda's House (6-15-13)

Here in Port Townsend we have a love/hate relationship with the Giant Spotted Sumatran Rats otherwise known as White-tailed Deer.

Our herd is protected, so there is no Bambi blasting within city limits. I have no doubt that, were this community to suddenly experience

a natural disaster of some sort, the herd would instantly become fair game. And deservedly so.

This privledged class of herbivore acts like the worst of the royals.

They are arrogant, aloof, and fearless in their quest to decimate every garden they can gain access to. They will devour just about anything green and juicy.

Even plants that are listed as “deer proof”. Last year they attacked my euphorbia; A plant that produces a highly toxic white sap. It didn’t phase them.

If it’s a plant you prize that will be the first item on their menu.

I don’t eat red meat but, after dealing with these ravenous pests, venison steaks sound incredibly appetizing.

Deer on 30th (6-15-13)

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Autumn In PT: Part One

October 27, 2012

After a late dry spell that lasted about 7 weeks we shifted into the cold and wet very abruptly. This years autumn foliage has been brilliant, but the weather is making it shorter than usual as the leaves are falling faster due to frequent bouts of rain and wind. Autumn before daylight savings time shifts is one of my favorite times of year but, here in the Northwest, it is always way too brief. I guess that brevity makes it all the more precious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first in a few posts devoted to autumn’s beauty.

 

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