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Don't Go...!

Looking back after shutting and locking the front door, I found him watching us through the frosted windowpane... poor boy wants to come with us. Good boy, I will be back tomorrow morning. 05-16-2022 後ろ髪を引かれるなぁ・・・ こんなことさ…

Honu and Catmint

Honu enjoying sunbathing and meditating with catmint bush in last spring. I wonder when this catmint will start blooming this year... 05-31-2021 キャットミントの茂みで、もの思うホヌ 今年はいつ咲き始めるのかな・・・

Late Bloomers

After over 20 camellia flowers bloomed at once and fell, two little buds have been left behind. They are for sure beautiful late bloomers. 05-12-2022 20以上の花が一気に咲いて、すべて落花した後に 硬いつぼみだった残りの2輪が、ずいぶん遅れて…

Berries

ストロベリー#1 ストロベリー#2 ストロベリー#3 "Hood" ブルーベリー ラズベリー 今年の我が家のベリーラインナップ 3つめのストロベリー、フッド(Hood)は、今年初めて苗をひとつ買ってみました フッドストロベリーは、この辺りで採れる、実が中まで真っ…

Hanging Baskets

This year, I made two hanging baskets, one is filled with petunia and another with fuchsia, which should attract hummingbirds. Since no flowers yet, a hummer came to drink from my feeder. Can you see her? 05-11-2022 今年は、ペチュニアとフ…

Morning Colors Rose

I've been waiting for this day, the day my rose starts blooming. This years first blossum is "Morning Colors Rose." Fragrant single petal rose attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. 05-11-2022 待ちに待ったばらの開花 今年一番最初に花…

House Finch

I found a male house finch perched on the fence that is two houses away from us. He looked healthy and flew away right after these photos were taken. 05-04-2022 2軒先の裏庭の塀にとまっていたメキシコマシコの雄 この子は、健康そうです 具合の…

Oregon Beach Bill

当時の写真 (Oregon History Projectから転載) Thanks to Oregon Beach Bill passed in 1967, all beaches on Oregon Coast are public land and provide free access to public. Such a great treasure preserved for Oregonians and visitors from out o…

World's Smallest Harbor

A bridge over the world's smallest harbor at Depoe Bay. A song sparrow sings out loud against a backdrop of the bridge. Depoe Bay 05-03-2022 世界で一番小さな港にかかる橋 橋をバックにさえずるウタスズメ デポベイで

Maritime Plants

Towns on Oregon Coast, such as Depoe Bay are on Maritime Climate. They enjoy cooler summers and milder winters, different from ones in Willamette Valley. So do plants on the coast. Depoe Bay 05-03-2022 オレゴンコースト沿岸の気候は、内陸部…

Song Sparrow on The Coast

Hoping to spot mother whale with her calf who travel north at the end of their migration season, we headed down to Depoe Bay. Unfortunately, no luck for whales but rythmical songs of this Song Sparrow let turn my head around. Depoe Bay, Or…

Spring for $1.99

Every spring, Trader Joes sells "spring" for $1.99. Super great deal I can't miss during still-dark-wet-end of winter time. How many times I bought them this spring... I can't remember. March & April 2022 水仙の季節は、もう終わりましたが …

May Day Is Lei Day

In Hawaii, May Day is Lei Day. Giving a lei is a part of everyday life in Hawaii and I love this tradition. After moving to the mainland, I've made some leis for friends' birthdays, mainly with carnations. Wish they still had spicy scent l…

Dart In, Dart Out

Everything hummingbird does is swift. She darts into my field of vision, has some nector from the feeder while hovering. Then she perches on a dead plant and starts grooming herself. When it's done, she took some more nector, then darts ou…

Curled Up Buddies

Honu and Ginger curled up side by side on my bed. Nothing special, ordinary every day life brings me a peace of mind and comfort. 05-01-2021 ホヌとジンジャーが一緒に丸まっている 何も特別なことはない いつもの風景 安心するよね

Blooms From Last Spring

ラズベリーの花 生き残れなかったカーネーション 一年草のプランター シカゴピースのつぼみ クリーピングタイム Looks like everything in my yard has been growing a bit slow this year.Prabably, the reason is weather... Annual plants I purchased in…

Cat Balls

Honu and Ginger curled up on my bed. This view brings me joy and happiness every single time. 04-22-2022 ベッドの上で、くるんと丸まったにゃんず いつ見ても可愛らしくて、幸せな気持ちにしてくれる眺め

The Aftermath of The Wildfire In 2020

温泉リゾートの入り口 駐車場の脇 リゾートの敷地内 リゾートから主要道への林道で For the fist time since the worst wildfire in 2020, Oregon, we visited that area to stay in Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort. All familiar forest were gone. We fel…

Sharing My Pillow

Every night, I share my pillow with Honu to sleep. Touching his soft fur and feeling his warmess are better than sleeping pills. 04-22-2022 ホヌと私は、毎晩、こんなふうに枕を分け合って眠りにつきます 至福のひととき・・・

Persian Buttercup

Persian buttercup (Ranunculus) is one of my favorite flowers. Sadly, its thin stem teends to give way to weight of flowers with so many petals. When that happens, I cut it and put it into a smaller vase to appreciate its beauty. 04-22-2022…

Fairies in The Woods

Trillium's season will be ending soon. See you next spring, lovely fairies in the woods. 04-06-2021 エンレイソウの季節も、そろそろ終わりに近づいてきました また来年ね、森の妖精さん

Bewick's Wern in 2021

Every spring, a little Bewick's Wern's rhythmical penetrating love song echos throughout this small woods. His song is so beautiful, Im always enchanted and stop to listen to it. 04-06-2021 近所の小さな自然公園で、雑木林に響き渡るリズミカ…

Doze in the Sun

Cured up together, cats peacefully dozing off in the sun. 04-10-2021 仲良しこよしで、ひなたぼっこ

House Finch with Mycoplasma Conjunctivitis

I found a male House Finch who stays on the feeder for a long time and doesn't fly away even I get closer. Also, something doesn't look right around his eyes. I contacted Portland Audubon and was told to catch it and bring it into their Wi…

Stay Home, Save Lives

It was a quite shock for me to find this sinage on Hyways in 2020. It's been two years since then. 04-03-2020 2020年4月、コロナのパンデミックが始まった当初の電光掲示板 これを初めて見た時は、なんとも言えない気持ちになりました あれからもう2年

Neko Ball

Here is Gnger who became a "Neko Ball"... 04-14-2022 ぎゅうっと丸まって眠る、ジンジャー こうなっている姿を、我が家では "Neko Ball"(ネコボール=猫玉?)と呼んでいます

Mourning Dove

An elegant mourning dove came to my backyard. A pair of them seems to live in this neighborhood. 04-03-2020 どうやらこの近所に住んでいるらしいナゲキバト つがいで仲良く枝にとまっているのを時々見かけます

Sleeping Pal

Although Ginger and Honu are not siblings, they are always good pals, especially when they are taking catnaps... 04-08-2022 カメラが起動する音で目を覚まして、私だと確認し、また眠りに落ちるジンジャー 後ろでホヌはずーっと寝てる

Bloom One After Another

This year, our backyard camellia has started a bit late. I counted over 20 flower buds and they have been blooming one after another. Now first several flowers fell from the tree. 04-08-2022 咲き始めるのが遅かった、今年の我が家のつばき 数…

Gracie Girl

ハロウィンの時 パソコンのお伴 柔らかな薄茶色の胸元 外猫をチェック中 ホヌと一緒に 虹の橋を渡る数日前、大好きな裏庭で Gracie, our older girl earned her wings on April 13, 2020, just after this pandemic has started. She was 17. I still have a…