Birding

The (Beswick) birds & (bomboides) bees

It’s National Pollinator week. I have been saving pictures of bees for a while now to do a big post about bees. So when I went for a hike this evening after work, my goal was to get just a few more bee photos. And the first thing I saw was this gorgeous Beswick’s Wren. It was a good birding…

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Birding at the beach

I don’t get down to the beach to visit  my parents as much as I probably should, but this weekend I made my way down for a quick visit. The Audubon Society of Lincoln City was offering their monthly Saturday morning walk and Mom and I decided to spend the morning birding. The group went to two restoration areas at…

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Life list addition

Since taking a hike with Ashley, I’ve been traveling a little extra during Canemah hikes to see if I can spot the dark visitor we spotted but couldn’t identify. And today… I found him! In almost exactly the same place, stalking a squirrel (apparently he had one squirrel pinned and the other was chattering vociferously at him). When I walked…

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Unexpectedly domestic

After the excitement of the show this weekend (the last day was a great cap to an awesome weekend) I took an extra day off to do exciting things like laundry, grocery shopping, etc. At the farmer’s market on Saturday I had bought a zucchini in hopes of making a Weight Watcher’s recipe that had been featured a couple weeks…

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Birding, Painting

A little news update

Open Studios of Beavercreek Well, Open Studios of Beavercreek has been going on for two days and so far it’s been great. First, I have been so touched by all the people who have helped and shows support. My friend JJ came out bright and early on Friday morning to help me with the last minute details and getting prices…

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It’s all about the grass now

Today was a big day. “Delight” was turned in to the Oregon Society of Artists Rose Festival Show. Fingers crossed it gets juried into the actual show. I was so excited I had trouble sleeping last night. After surviving the excitement of the day, I came home and took Finn to Canemah. No matter what the calendar says, it’s now…

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Canemah with Metro’s Ashley

Monday I went on a guided hike of Canemah with Metro naturalist Ashley. It’s amazing how much difference training can make! Ashley demonstrated some significant geographic features of the area. She answered myriad questions about plants, and showed me birds that I didn’t even know were in the area! For example, I had no idea that Cedar Waxwings were in…

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Short and random recap

Last week was a very long week and Friday capped it off with a variety of small computer disasters. The minute I got home, Finn and I hit Canemah. Immediately the day vastly improved. Saturday was marked by the farmer’s market, a TRAG board meeting, and a shift as an SEO volunteer. Once I got those obligations out of the…

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Right place

It’s been a busy day, full of my usual Saturday things. I went to the Farmer’s Market, an art class with Patricia Schmidt, dropped off a piece of art at Grapevine Gallery for the Open Studios of Beavercreek show, then went out to the barn to muck stalls for Sound Equine Options. My last stop of the day was a…

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