The Kitchen Window

Our kitchen window offers a view into a wooded area on the east side of the house. I often stand at the sink and watch birds forage for food. When summer lapses into fall and winter cold threatens starvation the birds begin to look elsewhere for food. Then I hang …

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Winter and Snow

Saturday night we went to a Grange meeting at Fern Hill, a rural community five miles south of Rainier, Columbia County, Oregon. After the meeting it was snowing outside and driving home through the swirling flakes brought back some memories of when it used to snow a lot more. Some …

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The Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

The Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge is less than an hour from where I live so it is possible for me to go there often. A four mile auto loop gives access to nature for anyone who is mobile. In fact all instructional signs ask you to stay in your automobile, to …

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Bird Watching New Year’s Day

What a day. A bit windy but it wasn’t raining. Chris and I decided to take a field trip to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge thinking that because it was Sunday all the good folks would be at church and we would have the refuge to ourselves. We were surprised to …

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