The Rains and Gardens

June 22, 2018  •  1 Comment
Although we haven't made the national news there is a boatload of flooding going on in these parts. Last week we had 5 straight days of rain and then thunderstorms. The rivers were already at peak with the snow melt and May rains and people were trying to just get their feet back under them. I have friends in the valley that have been pumping basem...
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A Tracking Weekend

June 16, 2018  •  1 Comment
Our most recent camping trip was a few hours from home. I had volunteered to help many of my dog friends that put on a Dog Tracking Test every June. A big job and the more help the better. One of the club members went up early to make sure that those of us camping would have places to park at one of the fishing access campgrounds by the tracking ar...
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Our Other Surprise

June 15, 2018  •  2 Comments
Chinese Crested Powderpuff - her name is Josie, she is just over 3 months old and a firecracker to be sure! This household is on its toes no doubt about it both the 2 footed and 4 footed variety. Don't mistake that innocent look in photo 1. Her first massage from Auntie Adele. My heart skipped a beat with joy when these two girls started actual...
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Blooming Smiles

June 13, 2018  •  2 Comments
My flowers do make me smile and I have some firsts this year from things that I've had for 2-3 years. The weeds - well not so much. This first is a grape iris that I got from a friend 3 years ago. I was worried when all the other iris she gave me bloomed year one and she remembered hers also took about 3 years. Well ta-da! And guess what? It DOES s...
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Feathered Surprises

June 11, 2018  •  3 Comments
After being in my home now over 25 years and watching the wildlife, especially the birds for all that time I'm always amazed when something new pops in for a visit. Now this little bird isn't new as I marked in my bird book that I had a visit in 2005. Now 13 years later another sighting. The first photo isn't very clear but was to make sure to see...
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Kayak Scenes and of course More Birds

June 08, 2018  •  1 Comment
My lovely kayak buddy was able to go along (it has warmed up) and although it was a bit choppy when we put in by the time the sun came up the lake turned to glass and there was hardly anyone around. So off we went to take pictures and just relax (as you can tell Teddy did just that). The best part of the morning was waiting (and waiting and waiting...
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Gone to the Birds

June 06, 2018  •  1 Comment
Now that you are caught up on our vacation gloom photos here are some birds from a kayak morning I did a few weekends ago. I was surprised to come across coots so close to shore and honestly we don't usually have many stay out here so I was glad to have decent light to get this one (of 4 that were there). You know me and ducks - little freaks th...
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Trip End

June 03, 2018  •  2 Comments
As with the horse headed to the barn, when I get ready to head home I want to GET HOME! I was however glad I decided not to push it to do in one day. We had an 8 hour day headed across to Potholes State Park south of Moses Lake. There was a lot of traffic on Highway 12 which made it even harder (all 2 lane) but I had figured out a new routine for o...
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