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House Finch Daddy and His Kids

House Finch daddy surrounded by his hungry kids. In my backyard 09-03-2022 お腹を空かせた子供たちに取り囲まれた、メキシコマシコのお父さん 賑やかにさえずる子供たちに挟まれて、慌てず騒がず、クールなパパでした

American Robin Taking a Bath

ホースが作った水たまりには、ハシボソキツツキ For sure, sounds of water and moving water attract wild birds. Here are American Robin and Nothern Flickers taking a bath in my backyard. 09-03-2022 少し前に設置した噴水を浮かべたバードバスで、…

Demanding Baby and Tired Mom

It looks like second breeding season of House Finch has been progressing in my backyard. Young bird is asking mom for food quite loudly. I could imagine theri conversation like "Baby, you are big enough and food is just in front of you. Wh…

A Pair of Woodpeckers

雄(左)と雌(右) Once in a while, woodpeckers visit my backyard. This time, I found both male and felame. I wonder if they are husband and wife or dad and daughter... August 2022 裏庭に時々やってくるキツツキ この日は、雌と雄の両方 カップ…

Sunflower Thief

I found a sunflower thief! No wonder my neighbor was complaining squirrells eating her sunflowers. They must be the ones who took my sunflower, too. Well... it must be yummy... right? 08-21-2022 花盗人の現行犯! お隣の花壇に咲いているひま…

End of Summer Blooms

夏の終わりを感じる我が家の庭 私の大好きな紫陽花 蕾は薄いグリーンで、咲くと白になり、その後また薄いグリーンになって、これから秋にかけてさらに色が変わります 我が家とお隣の間で咲く、イングリッシュローズのグラハム・グリーン もともと私が育てて…

Eternal Beauty

I have no words to describe this beauty... For sure, this rose radiates beautiful positive engergy. 08-18-2022 この美しさ・・・言い表す言葉が見つかりません ばらは、最も高いバイブレーションを放つ花、とどこかで読みました ほんとうですね

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

A fig tree our neighbor planted produces lots of fruits. All-you-can-eat buffet for our resident squirrels. August 2022 たくさんの実をつけた、お隣のイチジクリスが毎日食べ放題

Double Delight

Very frangrant rose, Double Delight is one of my favorite roses in my garden. I found out cutting flower when it starts blooming is a scecret to prolong their bloom. Last photo is a bonus, to show you my Gardenias and Chicago Peace. I love…

My Favorite Fuchsia: Red Spider

My fuchsia of this year is this one: Red Spider To my opinion, name doesn't really match this flower but all well... I wonder when my resident hummingbirds find it.... At my backyard August 2022 今年、庭に咲いたフクシアの中で、この子がいち…

Squirrel Eating in My Backyard

カサッと音がした方向を見ると・・・リス 一心に何かを食べています いつも食べ物を探しているリス いつ見てもなんだかおかしくて、笑っちゃいます

Black-capped Chickadee at Birdbath

Finally, I got shots of bird come to drink from birdbath. I've been trying but everytime I didn't have a camera with me and by the time I got it, birds were gone. Timing is everything. At my backyard 08-09-2022 やっと撮れました 用意してい…

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel at Lake of the Woods

この男性、ジリスがこんなに近くに来ているのに、気づいていませんでした These cute Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels were everywhere at Lake of the Woods. They don't hesitate to come close to thumans to beg some food. Some of them must be so go…

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods is a high mountain historic lake resort in souther Oregon. Not too crowded, a nice restaurant with lots of fun things to do. Surely, a little gem in the woods. オレゴン南部の街、アッシュランドから車で45分のレイク・オブ・…

White-naped Crane

This beautiful large bird appeared all of sudden from the ditch. I found out this bird is White-naped Crane. Its body displays beautiful gradation from gray to white. Wildlife Safari, Oregon 08-01-2022 くぼみからヒョイと現れた大きな美しい…

East African Crowned Crane

For the first time, I saw East African Crowned Crane (or Gray Crowned Crane.) Such a beautiful bird. At Wildlife Safari, Oregon 08-01-2022 初めて見ました、ホオジロカンムリヅル すごくカラフル 家族もいて、幸せでありますように ワイルドライフ…

Adorable Young Black-capped Chickadee

写真としてはブレブレなんですが、あまりにもかわいいので 連写です Fluffy young Black-capped Chickadee. Too cute not to post even out-of-focus photos. Oregon, June 2022 もふもふで、見るからにまだ子どものアメリカコガラ かわいすぎる~

Feathery Visitors to My Backyard

Young American Robin and Black-capped Chickadee came to my backyard. It seems like American Robin family is here to spend some time. I heard lots of begging calls by young bird. Oregon 07-19-2022 コマツグミの若鳥とアメリカコガラ どうやら子…

Chalk Art Festival Done by Kids

チョーク・アート・フェスティバルでは、子供たちの力作もいっぱい 一緒に行った、友達夫婦の6歳と3歳の娘たちの作品 長女が描いたのは、家族の一員、茶トラのチート Chalk art done by kids and family is filled with good energy and fun. Oregon 07-17-2…

Chalk Art Festival

土日の2日間、地元で開催されたチョーク・アート・フェスティバル 以前の職場で同僚だった、もともとアーティストの男性が参加する、というので覗きに行ってきました 友人の作品、バッファロー 3ブロックを歩行者天国にしたダウンタウンの路面をキャンバスに…

July Garden 2022

クチナシのつぼみ ラベンダー 多肉植物セダム 咲き始めのアカネシア 月見草 ベロニカ 初めての富有柿の実 名前を忘れてしまった・・・ビーバームでした! April and May showers bring "July" flowers here in Oregon. July 2022 雨が多かった春が終わり、お…

Fluffy Wildflowers

My husband and I visited our friends' property in North Central Oregon for the first time and camped for a couple of nights with them. Thanks to lots of rain during spring, many wildflowers were still there and were very beautiful. 07-10-2…

Cobalt Blue

How beautiful this deep blue lake... I can't quite put it into words. Crater Lake N.P. 06-26-2022 見ていると吸いこまれてしまいそうな、コバルトブルー 言葉では尽くせない美しさ クレーターレイク国立公園

Three Peaks near Crater Lake

左から、Mt. Bailey(ベイリー山)、Diamond Peak(ダイヤモンド・ピーク)、Mt. Thielsen(セルセン山)・・・のはず Three peaks you can veiw from Crater Lake N.P. These mountains are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Going noth, you will find M…

Summer at Home

This patio unbrella I bought for July 4th sale made such a huge difference. It transformed our old ordinary patio into a nice outdoor living space. Other images are things I adore or use only for short but beautiful summer here. July 2022 …

Japanese Persimmon

My Fuyu Japanese Persimmon now has some fruits. I'm very excited and watering every day. I hope I will able to harvest some this fall, for the first time. 06-30-2022 裏庭に植えてある富有柿に、小さな実がいくつもついているのに気がつきました …

Happy Forth!

Happy Forth of July! 07-04-2022 今日7月4日は、アメリカの独立記念日

Reflections

Reflections on surface of this deep blue lake. Crater Lake N.P. 06-26-2022 紺碧の湖面は、まるで鏡のよう クレーターレイク国立公園

American Robin's Fledgling

While watering my front yard, I noticed continuous bird call near by. After looking around, I found a fledgling sitting underneath a parked car and calling parents. I looked around again to find its parent(s.) Sure enough, there were two A…

Western Pasqueflower (Anemone occidentalis)

While enjoying breathtaking view of the deep blue lake, I happened to look down. What I found was this beauty quietly sitting and blooming on this rocky ground. Her name is Western Psqueflower, or Anemone occidentalis. Crater Lake N.P. 06-…