The Heron In Autumn

February 21, 2015

The Heron In Autumn 1

Great Blue Heron

Lagoon at Chinese Gardens,

Fort Worden State Park,

Port Townsend,

Washington, USA

January Sunset

February 21, 2015

 

 

This was taken as I was heading into downtown Port Townsend to workout at the gym.  One thing I seldom experience here is sunsets. I can't really see them without driving out to a location where there aren't obstructions like buildings, hills and trees. I see many more full moons and rainbows than vivid sunsets.  But how could I ever complain about that?

 

 

This was taken as I was heading into downtown Port Townsend to workout at the gym.
One thing I seldom experience here are sunsets. I can’t really see them without driving out to a location where there aren’t obstructions like buildings, hills and trees.
I see many more full moons and rainbows than vivid sunsets.
But how could I ever complain about that?

Boats and Water

October 25, 2013

Kismet

 

 

Mystery Bay Marina, Marrowstone Island, Washington, USA

 

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One More

October 25, 2013

Painted Explosion

 

 

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Breaching The Darkness (SM)

First, a leftover from last Spring,  Narcissus.

Fireglow Explosion (SM)

Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’ in bloom.

Euphorbia griffithii Fireglow in Autumn 2 (SM)

E. g. ‘Fireglow’ in Autumn #1.

Euphorbia griffithii Fireglow in Autumn (SM)

E. g. ‘Fireglow’ in Autumn #2.

Red Pellargonium (SM)

Common red geranium fall bloom.

Stargazer Solo (SM)

Lilium ‘Stargazer’ late Summer bloom.

 

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Pollinator

June 19, 2013

Pollinator

 

 

I am always happy to find, bees, butterflies and frogs in my yard.

These days dependable denizens of the garden are disappearing fast because of things like heavy pesticide use and climate change.

What a sad world we will live in if they do disappear forever.

In the case of bees, we won’t just be sad but seriously deprived of the fruit and vegetables from food sources we heavily rely on.

I truly hope I never see the day when my small friends have vanished.

 

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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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