Green-crowned Brilliant

Photo and Commentary ©2022 by Robert Howson Tuesday, June 28, 2022 If you had to pick one color that dominates the tropics it would have to be green. The lush foliage is of course green, but the myriads of hummingbirds that live in this splendor are also predominately...

Be Still

Photo and Commentary ©2022 by Cheryl Boardman Monday, June 27, 2022 I took this photo several years ago at the trailhead for the Asahel Curtis Nature Trail near Snoqualmie Pass. These flowers (wild ginger), which grow low to the ground, are mostly hidden from view...

“ ________ and Personal”

Photo and Commentary ©2022 by Shelley Schurch Sunday, June 26, 2022 Many years ago, during a Winter Olympics hosted by Canada, I remember hearing “Up Close and Personal” segments over and over again, introducing athletes with stories and interviews. That phrase stuck...

The Reaping

Photo and Commentary ©2022 by Maylan Schurch Sabbath, June 25, 2022 A little over a week ago on my post-breakfast walk my attention was caught by this gloriously tall grass-growth. I’m an old farm boy, and it seemed to my experienced eye that what we had here was a...

Levee!

Photo and Commentary ©2022 by Maylan Schurch Friday, June 24, 2022 Earlier this month, before some serious rain descended on our area, I spotted the biggest ant-created project I ever remember seeing. Usually I’ll see low, conical, individual mounds with little holes...