Do you see him in the header image? For Becky of Winchester’s Bright Squares and Wordless Wednesday.
Peek-a-boo view of the sun setting over Colvos Passage on Puget Sound and the Kitsap Peninsula.
These Arctic Terns are stopping by on their way north for the summer on a very bright spring day. Yesterday’s summer-like weather must have been a shock to them. On Monday I had to go in because the wind was so cold it gave me an earache (even with a good stocking cap on). Yesterday I didn’t even need a coat! Both days were sunny, but the temperature difference was about 30 degrees!
Even though it is bright and sunny, the north wind is keeping it chilly. These birds don’t seem to mind. They are stopping by on their way north for the summer. They look like they are having fun in the wind.
Yesterday was pretty gray, a bit chilly and quite drippy, but this little dabbling duck made me smile. This little fellow hung out very close to the shore all alone and stayed pretty close to the same spot. Normally ducks hang in groups or pairs.
Yesterday the sun was bright. Welcome after a cold rainy period.
This is a view from the Vashon Ferry dock on the north end of the island. After a rather cold (actually it’s still a bit below normal) March, at the last minute we got blasted with sunshine.
Spring is here technically but it’s still pretty chilly. Sunday I went out in search of signs of spring. The first spring green I found was the very healthy moss growing on the fire pit. It was spring green the color, but a very winter-y sort of growth.
From a distance there doesn’t seem to be much green in the woods.
Looking closer, I found a few brave leaves starting to emerge.
Naturally the stinging nettle was the most lush!
This time of year the wood look soft with the moss and ferns providing a touch of bright green on a drippy gray day. Moss’s texture catches and reflects light, in almost the same way that glitter does. It appears brighter than anything should almost sunlit at times, even though the sun was AWOL.
I am not an expert at identifying birds so I tend to categorize simply. Here are a few friends with white feathers who were at the beach recently for Bird Weekly by Our Eyes Open.