Author Archives: Shelly

Surprise in the Mail

Look at this beauty who was hammering away at the pine tree right next to our mailbox yesterday. She was only about six feet up in the tree and as you can see from the next photo, really close to … Continue reading

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Watering Hole

We visited Cooper Mountain Nature Park on Monday.  Although we got there at 10:30am, it was pretty darn warm.  We saw a small flock of six Western Bluebirds fly overhead, an Anna’s Hummingbird doing some pretty cool aerial acrobatics, lots of Scrub Jays … Continue reading

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Soldiers in the Woods

We hiked Saddle Mountain yesterday.  This is a hike we’ve done many times in the past but never the first weekend in September, I guess.   Not a cloud in the sky or many birds that we could find but the trail … Continue reading

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Snippits

The personal hummer feeders I posted about earlier this week have drawn the attention of more than the hummingbirds.  At least one curious Black-Capped Chick-a-Dee is intrigued by them. We’ve seen them reach behind and try to drink directly from … Continue reading

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Personal Hummer Feeders

My husband was feeling creative last week and made some small, personal hummer feeders for the three or four hummingbirds who call our yard their home. The finished product is constructed from some old silk flowers we recycled from a … Continue reading

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A Hot Day at Ridgefield

We decided to take a trip up to Ridgefield NWR on Sunday. It was steamy hot and the mosquitos were out in full force. At one point, one little charmer was determined to bite my eyelid, of all places. Drat. … Continue reading

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August Colors

We have been waiting all summer for the first bloom of our Douglas Aster.  Here it is.  The plant is taller than I am and elbowing its neighbors pretty hard for room.  The bees and hummingbirds love it. We had our … Continue reading

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Lostine

Some images from a day spent at a cabin in the woods between Wallowa and Lostine, Oregon.  Thanks Ben, Patti and Karen. The little one-room cabin in the woods. The view of the creek from the front porch. Charlie moves … Continue reading

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Ben’s Place

We’re spending a few days in a special place, a cabin in the woods near Lostine, Oregon.  The cabin is owned by a family friend who passed away a few years ago.  Being here brings back memories of Ben. There’s … Continue reading

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Killdeer

I was excited earlier this spring to read and view pictures from a few local bloggers I enjoy of Killdeer and their young at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.  Since I don’t seem to get up to Ridgefield more than once or twice a … Continue reading

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