salal flowers

salal flowers

A bit of salal exuberance along the Kala Point inlet.

May 20, 2011. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.


still life with scrimshaw and reflector

still life with scrimshaw and reflector

Our neighbor is an Alaskan transplant, and she’s adorned her address post with a scrimshaw necklace in addition to the more traditional flower pot.

May 25, 2011. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.

hummingbird nest

hummingbird nest

We have a Rufous hummingbird nest! How cool is that? This is in a group of Oregon grape along the back of the house. You can see the spider webs, lichens, feathery mosses, and plant down that make up the nest.

Another egg was laid since I took this photo. In three weeks or so we should see some babies.

Gotta be sure to keep the feeders full; momma’s gonna be hungry.

This is a very tight crop of the original image – I didn’t really get this close to the nest. As soon as I saw the egg I took the shot and backed away.

May 26, 2011. druid labs pnw.

house finch

house finch

Hangin’ out, waitin’ for the goldfinches to come by. They tend to hang together it seems, at least on Kala Point.

May 21, 2011. Kala Point, Port Townsend, Washington.