The purple columbine are dancing all around our yard right now
signaling summer's soon arrival. Photo by Diane Stevens May 20, 2014
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The arrival of blueberries signals the change of seasons from
spring to summer for our family. Our blueberry bushes are chock full of
growing berries. This is a photo that I (Diane Stevens) took last year
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The other way I know the seasons are changing, from winter to
spring, is when the Camellias bloom. It was my grandmothers favorite
flower, so my mother grew a Camellia bush in her yard and I'm growing
one in my yard too.
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This photograph of the Old Garden Roses garden at the O. O.
Howard House at the Historic Reserve showed the emerging rose blooms on
a stormy Spring morning 2014. The worn bench is an invitation to sit,
enjoy and to anticipate "more to come" from Mother Nature.
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Southwest Washington berry farmers strawberries are ripe just
in time for Memorial Day. This photo was taken our Thoeny family farms
field at 12:30 today in Woodland, WA.
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While out gardening this evening - some black birds were making
a lot of noise. I look up at the tree across the street and there is a
bald eagle sitting there. It was amazing. So beautiful. Then I went
back to gardening, looked up and it was gone. I am so glad I grabbed by
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First roses of the season
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The softest transition from winter to spring
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Taking a rest: Taken during vacation over Memorial Day weekend on Arcata, Calif.
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Myrtlewood tree at sunset
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Another photo taken on Tuesday in Florence Robison Park, Battle
Ground. A Great Blue Heron also enjoying the afternoon in the same pond
as the geese and goslings.
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summer flowers and the Golden Gate Bridge by David Ives. Photo
taken in 2011
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Photo of water lilies by David Ives. Taken summer 2013 in the
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On June 9th Connie was sitting on her deck and heard such noise coming from a little bird. Connie captured the Mother Finch responding to her new baby by feeding it seeds from the bird feeders in her yard. Notice the cute cowlick feather on the babies head.
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My brave impatiens suddenly were faced with the reality of Springtime in the Northwest, but they smiled through it all and I caught a photo of them before the sun melted away the snow.
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"Primp and Proper" in Lake Oswego OR.
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"Baby On Board" in Lake Oswego Oregon
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Grandson, Christopher, took this shot of a peacock near our
yard last night, June 24th. Looks like that bird is enjoying "Freedom in
Felida"! Taken near Cougar Creek.
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June roses indicate summer is really here. This was taken in my
front yard in Fourth Plain Village.
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Crooked River Bridge in central Oregon
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Change of Seasons - 2013 Summer in New England - Horseneck
Beach, Westport, Massachusetts
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for the changing seasons. bullfrog at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.
The grass was tall and not many birds or other animals could be seen.But
there were several bullfrogs in the water crocking. There is always
something to see in the refuge.
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This is a picture from one of the several late spring and early
summer rodeo's that are held every year all over Washington and Oregon.
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