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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Beau Turns 8!



I cannot believe my sweet dog, Beau, is turning 8 today. Where has the time gone? He is my best friend, my outdoors adventure companion and my 4-legged, furry, squeeky shadow.

Happy Birthday, my little man!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Salmon Berry Flower

I personally love the orange berries that this wild bush produces. They are quite tart, and I love sour things. The bush doesn't produce as much fruit as a raspberry bush (which they resemble), but is a favorite of hummingbirds!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rhododendron


I have noticed that in the past week, the rhododendrons in the area have started blooming. It all seems to happen at once! One day they are just tight buds with no sign of flowering, and then they are like this one, just hours from opening.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sword Fern


How was everyone's weekend? Mine was great! A good balance of fun things to do, great people to see and hang out with, and time to relax and catch up on much needed napping ;)

Today's photo is a macro of a "baby" sword fern frond. It's the perfect time of year to see these. The forest is covered in them! And of course, the rainfall helps!