Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Friday, May 18, 2018

Two New-To-Me Birds

Today was exciting at our feeder.   
 Besides the wonderful regulars of Red Breasted Nuthatches, two kinds of Chickadees and Juncos, a new visitor was a Black Headed Grosbeak, a new bird for my list.
 He came back often and posed for me.  These shots are taken from my living room chair, which is across the room from the feeder, and the feeder is out on the lawn, with the deck in between the feeder and the house.  I have the planters arranged on the railings so I can see the feeder tree from my chair - that way I don't frighten the birds by getting up to stand by the window when they land on the feeder.

 They can sure get in the strangest poses while trying to find the best tidbits in the feeder.

 He was back many times during the day
 The female came too - but not as often

 And some other birds we saw on a recent drive through the country.  The middle one is a Savannah Sparrow, a new one for me.  I've seen roosters and turkeys before.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Favorite Mosaics

Today I thought I'd show you some of my favorite mosaics - here we go.

 Stellar's Jays, on our deck.

 Anna's Hummingbird
 Washington State Ferry, by day and by night -  during our vacation two years ago on Lopez Island.

 Abundant apple trees last year at Hovander Park near Ferndale, Washington
Great Blue Herons 

Mt. Baker and two barns 
 Herons, Pelicans, Goldfinches and Greater Yellowlegs shorebirds.
 Vacation cottage on Samish Island and abundant wisteria blossoms!

 A Bald Eagle in Birch Bay
 Summer time fun!  Birds, boats, trees and new crocheted dresses for my dolls.
 Spider webs on a foggy morning on Lopez Island
Vetch growing along fences beside country roads

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Stormy Day

Birch Bay is a shallow bay, sheltered by islands, and rarely has even much of a ripple on the water.  This trip up there a storm was moving in from the west and the waves were breaking on the beach.  A couple of seagulls were enjoying the weather.

 The wind was so strong that they had to lean into it to stay up on the rocks.