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February 5th, 2018


Cedar Waxwings were feasting on berries in a Hawthorne tree.


♥︎Joanne

February 1st, 2018


I am used to seeing sun dogs at this time of the year (the sun light reflecting off ice crystals in the air), but this was early in the morning with the full moon.

♥︎Joanne

January 29th, 2018


The little red squirrel was back today,


he slid across the deck on the way to the house.

♥︎Joanne

January 24th, 2018


Our budding arborist was practicing climbing trees.
This whole area was farm fields 30 years ago, so there are no large trees to climb. I thought it was odd how the pine tree in the back looks like an artificial tree with such perfectly spaced branches.

January 10th, 2018


They say that weaving is like dancing and this one has footsteps that I really have to concentrate on.

♥︎Joanne

December 12th, 2017

We just got back from a couple of weeks in Japan (amazing trip!),  so I thought I would share a few pictures -

Tokyo from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, with Mt Fuji in the distance
Skytree Tower in Tokyo, along the Sumida River (near where we stayed for a week in Tokyo)
Great Buddha of Kamakura

Beautiful fall gardens in Tokyo -




Moat around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo
Kyoto
Nara
Himeji Castle
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Peace Garden (chains of origami cranes) - one of the many reminders of the importance of peace.
Inari Shrine, Kyoto (near where we stayed for a week in Kyoto)
Walking up the mountain at the Inari Shrine
♥︎ Joanne

September 11th, 2017







There are so many Painted Lady Butterflies around (as well as Honey Bees and Lady Bugs), they all seem to really love the Sedum.

♥︎Joanne

September 1st, 2017


These day lilies did so well this summer, they are almost finished now.

♥︎Joanne

August 30th, 2017


Two, well camouflaged, green birds eating bugs in the bush (the second one is in the lower, right corner).

♥︎Joanne