New Neighbors

New Neighbors

Lori and I moved into a new place this past fall and we have been getting to know the neighbors. The new place backs onto a wooded area and we have a lot more yard. When the cold weather set in we started to put out a number of feeders to keep the birds (and...
Backyard Quick Clicks

Backyard Quick Clicks

We are having  a bit of clear weather this week and the temperatures have dropped in the neighborhood into the 20s at night. This has put a nice frost over the neighborhood. In the backyard, we have a crabapple tree that is still covered in crabapples. For the local...
Out of the nest

Out of the nest

We have a nesting pair of eagles by the house. This is the time of the summer where the little ones start to stretch their wings and learn to fly. I was out of on a walk yesterday and both had moved to the branch above the nest. Pretty cool to watch them grow up and...
Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Tonight a little fishing was happening down on the beach by the house. The water creates a strong rip tide and when the tide is going out there can be a few shallows where the fish congregate. And where there is fish herons can’t be far behind. A fun quick...
Gray whales are back

Gray whales are back

I am lucky enough to live on the wonderful Whidbey Island in Washington. Every year in late March and April some of the gray whales pop over into Puget Sound as a stop on their migration. When they come by the neighborhood, everyone runs down to the beach to see them....