Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • September Smoke

    September Smoke

    Warnings alerting the public were issued across media platforms. The goal? Health and Safety Warning and Wild Fire prevention Friday night, September 9th The Harvest Moon was viewed in a fairly clear sky. Moon craters and surface features appeared near-crisp through a zoom lens. Saturday, September 10th Smoke apparent throughout Willamette Valley and I-5 Corridor. Eerie sunset peeking through the wetland forest edge. View of sunset behind the Coast Range…

  • Favorite Finds

    Favorite Finds

    Forecasting Fall… If we pay attention, Mother Nature sends clues that She is gearing up for a change in season. A parade of my favorite fall arrivals is starting to march through our garden. Getting a viewing spot along the parade route early is helpful… none of these special visitors is destined to stay. The following images celebrate first sightings of some of my favorite Fall forecasters. These critters are…

  • Here Comes the Sun

    Here Comes the Sun

    Time to Rise and Shine… Some of the best mornings are when wildlife is awakened by the Sun’s soft glowing light… Gently summoned to go about their activities of daily life. As a photographer, I enjoy seeing wildlife illuminated early in the day when soft sun rays seep through the landscape. I put together this collection of images that I believe captures magical moments when… Here Comes the Sun. Sunrise…

  • Robin Tenacity

    Robin Tenacity

    Why do Robins seem to build nests in challenging places? This nest was not shaded during the hottest points in the days of scorching summer heat. It was nerve-wracking to observe. However mom and dad Robin teamed well with feedings and cleanings of the nest. Robin chicks were surprisingly robust in the heat of the day. Whenever we observed from an upstairs window, the group appeared active and ready for…

  • Oh…What a Beautiful Day

    Oh…What a Beautiful Day

    It’s a wonderful feeling… wildlife’s coming our way. After days of record-breaking heat, cooler mornings lured local wildlife out of hiding and into the yard for breakfast. Birds Robins busily gathered worms. We kept a patch watered near the nest in hopes the worms would remain near the surface. Looks like the plan is working! Flickers were eagerly on the lookout for bugs. Hummingbirds hovered for nectar in the salvia…

  • Nature’s Cathedral

    Nature’s Cathedral

    Here I am… awestruck… consumed in the power and the glory of God. I believe in the omniscient force who understands the processes and cycles of the universe… Nature I feel no greater solace than when I place my faith in Her. Nature’s churches are not difficult to find… Standing under a rainbow arch, Kneeling beside a stream, Sitting under a canopy of trees, Walking along a beach, Gazing up…

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