Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Headed for the river

This family of Canada geese was crossing a busy road this morning; traffic came to a halt to let them cross -- and to admire them. I love it when I have my camera handy at the right time!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Liza Jane is a year old today

From this (Liza's first day here):

to this. Our little girl is growing up!

She's such a bundle of joy and energy! And we're so lucky to have her.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Rhododendron Garden

Our annual walk around Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, on our anniversary.

We decided to take Liza even though we worried about her barking at the ducks and geese. She was wonderful, and so loved exploring all the smells!

Rhody bud:

This gorgeous willow graces the beginning of the trails.

White rhody:

Redwing blackbird; this is prime territory for them, and their beautiful calls echo all over the park.

We think this is the stamen. Whatever it is, it's fascinating!

Rhody by the lake.

Up close:


Duck family. See the babies tucked into the rushes? Mom and dad were very protective.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In the Garden

Here's what's blooming this week:

Tulips peek out on sunny days, but close back up when another cold rainy day comes along.

Camas lily

Euphorbia, one of the most interesting plants around.

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I've been retired since November, 2008. I've been spending lots of time taking photos, singing, and writing. Currently working on a historical fiction novel.. I highly recommend retirement!