Category Archives: Ponds & Streams

Bluebells Along Spring Streams

Bluebells bloom today along the stream flowing with recent rains. It’s so welcome to see their color against the fresh April green suddenly emerging everywhere.

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Fall Color

Bald Cypress reflecting on the water provides some burnt orange colors to contrast with the greens and purples of the water lily pads. This picture was taken at the Lotus Ponds last weekend. In general the color in the landscape … Continue reading

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River Otters at the PGT!

On our morning hike today Lorna and I stumbled upon three River Otters swimming and feeding in Hillers Creek. This is the first time we’ve seen them here since we moved to the property in 1970. I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Lotus Pod

All parts of the American Lotus are interesting to explore photographically. Everything from the leaves to the flowers and even the seed pods. I just stumbled across this picture from 12-years ago and decided to work it up.

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Creek Reflection

The reflections on Hiller’s Creek were wonderful last night. You can see how lush the vegetation is here this year with all the rain we’ve had. It is green everywhere!

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The Point

One of the magical spots at the PGT is The Point. It is a rocky bluff that looks out on to the Hiller’s Creek valley. This picture looks up at the steep north slope to The Point. As I was … Continue reading

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350 Million Year Old Sculpture

Bill Knight has created a wonderful sculpture for us. By cutting, grinding and polishing he has created a gorgeous sculpture. It stands about 19-inches tall and must weigh over 50-pounds. This sculpture started a couple of years ago when he … Continue reading

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Buttonbush for Butterflies

Now that the milkweeds are going to seed you have to look elsewhere to find butterflies. The golfball shaped flowers of Buttonbush is one of the best. This shrub is native to all the North America except the Northwest. I … Continue reading

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Canada Goose

Canada Goose There was such a loud ruckus this morning that I had to go check it out. A pair of geese are establishing their territory at Potter’s Lake. Such loud honking!

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Feverwort Lunch at Westlake

Feverwort on the shore of West Lake Lorna and I go out for a picnic almost every day. Today we parked under the shade of a White Oak tree by West Lake. The shore of the lake was ringed with … Continue reading

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