Monthly Archives: April 2014

Red Red Huckleberry Stems

Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) stems are typically green, however if a plant is growing in a place with lots of sun exposure, some stems (especially the outer ones) will get a fair amount of red in them. My understanding is … Continue reading

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Spring Instability

Petrichor. Waves of steam rising from sun-warmed pavement. The sound and feel of cool raindrops hitting my jacket and exposed skin. Dark clouds over the mountains, with the hint of a rainbow in front of the Sisters. My back warmed … Continue reading

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Petrichor!

Petrichor!

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Spring Birds

This morning I took a brief trip down to Totem Park to check on the duck and shorebird situation. It was mid-tide (headed out), but quiet for shorebirds. I did see a lone Dunlin and 15 Black Oystercatchers were out … Continue reading

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Lengthening Days

This week the daylight seems to have caught me by surprise. I guess it’s already a month past equinox, but for some reason I hadn’t adjusted to the reality of the sun setting after 8pm. I’ve been following my patterns … Continue reading

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Spring Songs and Insects

I enjoyed the usual early spring birds songs emanating from the forest on a walk through the park this morning. There was the buzzing notes of Varied Thrush, rapid fire bursts from Pacific Wrens, short but acrobatic melodies of Ruby-crowned … Continue reading

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