Thursday, February 25, 2016

Photo of the Week in Round Lake February 25, 2016

Heavy Rain, High Winds, and Warm Temps = Ice-Out Already!?

Out of the Village and in Seattle: Photos from the Emerald City February 2016

Gum Wall Pike Place

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Chihuly Glass Museum

Chihuly Glasshouse and Space Needle

Snoqualmie Falls

Vegetation Drips with Moss and Ferns

Cascade Mountains

Olympic Mountains

Children's Playgarden


Washinton Park Arboretum

Fremont Troll

Floating Homes on Lake Washington

Sittin' on the Dock

Puget Sound



Thursday, February 11, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: February 5 - 11, 2016 A Little Snow (Hurray)

Fox Visit? They dig for grubs and earthworms

Swirls and Tracks at Vischer Ferry Preserve

Sunset at Vischer Ferry Preserve






Thursday, February 4, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: January 29 - February 4, 2016 Is it Spring Now???

Red-tailed Hawk Takes a break from eating a Squirrel on Jeff Max's Lawn


Osprey Nest and Beaver Lodge on Ballston Creek. Was hoping to see a Great-horned Owl occupying nest.

Art at Ballston Creek Preserve

Chives, Still

Jen Wade's Hellebore

Peony Breaking Ground

Hellebore in Norma's Garden

No-Show Chuck: Confused by this Weather
P.S.: Chuck didn't show himself on Ground Hog's day last year either. We had gotten over a foot of snow between the first and second of February, followed by fourteen below zerooooo on the third. Good Grief! He was frozen in under my garden shed. I don't know if he ever came out. February fourth 2015, started off at four degrees. Hellebores didn't start having flower buds until March 22, according to my nature notes! Today, February 4, 2016, 48 degrees, bare ground, hellebores beginning to bloom, peonies breaking ground. CRAZY!!!

Grilled Owl Pellets!

My science table is the outdoor grill with the lid kept down so the backyard squirrels don't line their leaf nests with the pellets. Meanwhile, every time my husband makes a dinner choice, I remind him not to turn on the grill and char the pellets. I am waiting for my friend, Judy, one of my partners in crime concerning all things outdoors, to dissect the large pellet with me. I thought it might be a little much for the preschool to see and they are not sanitized. I guess grilling them might do the job!!!