Just Another Nature Enthusiast

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

  • 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…

  • Motion

    Motion

    Nature, a dynamic force… She strategically uses energy. Changes in position within changes in time- Her creatures have purpose. Caught in translatory motion- insects and birds move along straight and curved lines. In flight, one flower to another, they seek pollen-producing stamens. Blossoms, seemingly immobile- appear to be at rest, await pollination. Motion, a phenomenon in physics- well applied by Nature. Lens Artists Photo Challenge: #212 Motion

  • 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…

  • Enchanted Homesite Available

    Enchanted Homesite Available

    Main structure is perfect size for small family of gnomes, fairies, or pixies. Includes – playhouse and garden shed.Magical twigs, leaves, and lichen are abundant in fir tree-shaded setting. Roof showing minor signs of distress.Must see… offer won’t last long in this hot market.* * Hot temperatures in this real estate location were predicted to last for a while… This forecast indicates the end of one week of record-breaking heat…

  • Words to Flutter By

    Words to Flutter By

    Explore… Beware… Discover… Rest when needed… Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus Lucas, 1852 Identification: Upperside of hindwing with upper-most marginal spot yellow or lacking. Underside of forewing with separate yellow spots forming marginal band. Hindwing has narrow marginal spots and no orange tint except for 2 spots near end of inner margin. Wing Span: 2 3/4 – 4 inches (7 – 10 cm). Life History: Males patrol canyons or hilltops for receptive females. Females lay…

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