Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Passing Storm

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Seabrights are my favorite chickens. Besides their lovely markings, they have the most interesting personalities. The roosters take care of the hens and chicks, letting them eat special treats first and sounding alarms at the first sign of danger.

My original Golden Seabright hen. She is quite tame, having decided early on that it makes sense to befriend the food-bringer. Seabright eggs are small, but make excellent breakfasts. They are also handy when dividing a recipe in half. Ready made half eggs.

One of the beautiful Golden Seabright roosters. They are unique in that the roosters have "hen feathering" - no long tail and neck feathers.

A Silver Seabright roo. I love their upright stance and self-assurance. They don't realize they are only a handful of bird.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Warm weather, sunny skies, and buds bursting out into leaf. Spring is such an exciting time of year.

Mount Rainier is a fine backdrop for trees starting to leaf out.

The cottonwoods are covered in green. They are the first trees to leaf out and welcome the longer days. I love the many shades of green and blue that set off white Mount Saint Helens.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Qigong Energy Healing - Free Distant Healing Session

Qigong is an ancient and amazing practice that I find invaluable in my life. Today I came across Michael Mohoric's Facebook presence, and was filled with energy just as I read his words. He offers free distant healing sessions. Check it out - this is powerful energy.

From his blog:
I'm doing another free distant energy healing session for everyone who wants to join. The main healing session will be on Sunday March 28, 2010 from 7-8pm Pacific Time (PDT) or Los Angeles, Ca. Time (10-11pm EDT).

You can join this free distant energy healing session by using your intention to be included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That is all you have to do to connect with the energy and you don't have to do anything else. Healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this as many people who have done this before have reported. I'll be doing unscheduled energy adjustments leading up to the March 28 main session and you can receive a lot of healing energy before the main session on Sun. March 28.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March Evening Sky

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Livestock Guardian Dogs at Work

Dennis Loxton has written a delightful article "Bear Dogs: A Silvicultural Tool" about using Great Pyrenees and other Livestock Guardian Dogs to protect sheep, shepherds, and silvicultural workers in the interior of British Columbia.

It is a wonderful account filled with great pictures. Thanks to the Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario for getting permission to reprint the article, and to Dennis Loxton for writing it.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Road Block!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Signs of Spring

On the fence Peacock
his tail's many eyes open
heart stopping beauty

white flowers and green
spring patterns amidst the trees
warm the heart and soul

yellow daffodils
sway and nod in wind and rain
reminders of spring

Tuesday, March 02, 2010