June 30, 2010

Splish Splash, We love the bath

Chestnut-backed Chickadee.........

or two, the whole family shares

just feels soooo good.........

when you're a juvenile House Finch

just one more time......

lookin' good for a White-crowned Sparrow juvenile

or what?

June 25, 2010

Pizza Reunion

John and Linda Krafsic came up to visit from their

volunteer post at Sunset Bay, Lisa came too

So good to see them and a good time was had by all

Pizza delight!

June 24, 2010

American Goldfinch

This American Goldfinch has been singing his heart out all day long for a couple weeks now.

Birds at the Bath

A fledgling Spotted Towhee hung out by the pond

for quite a while last evening

White-crowned Sparrow enjoys the water

Wilson's Warbler waiting it's turn

All these birds are nesting in our yard

June 21, 2010

Gnome Plant re-appears

Marilyn came over yesterday for a hike......

and after dinner ride to the harbor

We had just started up the Waxmyrtle Trail

when Marilyn spotted a cluster of Gnome Plants,

(Hemitomes congestum)

same as I found on the China Creek trail last year!

Wow! What a find, a new place to see them.

Azalea Occidentale, the Oregon native in the garden

just coming into bloom and very fragrant

June 18, 2010

Sweet Creek Ride

Awesome bike ride up Sweet Creek Road to the 

Beaver Creek overlook today with Cathy & Mary

Great weather, many wildflowers!

June 17, 2010

Noclox Visit

Art and Sally aka NOCLOX came to visit. We 

went cycling........



Tidepooling and all for a few days in Florence

and Cape Perpetua

June 1, 2010

Rhododendron macrophyllum

The best native rhododendron display I've seen

since I've lived here. Really wow!

Each plant grows from seed so each one is different.

There is every variation on the theme.

The cool weather has let the blossoms last.