Back at sea level…or just one tree up from it.
It’s really spring when this bloom opens up.
This year the bush only has one bloom. This peony was here when we moved in 34 years ago. The maple has grown up and is shading it so the plant has gone leggy. I’m trying to root a cutting to check out a new location. It was blooming the day we brought our son home from the hospital when he was born, 32 years ago.
Peek-a-boo view of the sun setting over Colvos Passage on Puget Sound and the Kitsap Peninsula.
In a world of spring pastel blossoms and the bright red/orange/yellow of many tulips this tiny bright blue flower can be overlook, especially when they are in the shade. The sun hit it just so on our mornign walk to make if catch my eye. I’m not sure what it is.
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!
This little friend hopped out of a bush yesterday morning. Then held very still. We never used to have rabbits here about, but lately they seem to hop out everywhere.