Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday's Critters #197

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I am playing catch up with all my blog reading, hubby and I took a short trip to Pennsylvania. I finally met up with Linda, her blog is  Thebeautyaroundus. I hope to return visits and comments asap.

'I am sharing some photos of critters and birds seen from our walk at the local Hashawha Nature Center. We walk a loop that goes by several ponds, their raptor center, wildflower field and back past the larger lake.

A couple of Slider Turtles sunning themselves.


Some views from our loop hike around the nature center.



From the Raptor Center, the Red-tailed Hawk and a Barred Owl. These birds are hurt and can not survive in the wild.




Some scenes from the larger lake, included the Great Blue Heron, wild hibiscus and a turtle.



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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park


Hello, happy Thursday,

I thought I would take you back to May and our visit to the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. We walked a few trails, one trail took us close to the Hoh River. The Hoh Rainforest is lush and green from all the rain received in this area. There is a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees, lots of mosses and ferns. 

A view of the Hoh River and a pretty sky. 



Fern and mosses growing on a downed tree.


An Elk trying to hide from us just off the trail.


Below a line of trees growing out of one old fallen tree on the ground.


Wood duck couple and some very green reflections.


Another look at the Hoh River.


Looking up at the sky thru the tall trees. 



Below is the cute Wilson's warbler, easily id from the black line on the top of it's head.



The Northern Rough-winged Swallows were seen near the Hoh River.



There were a few ducks in this pond, but the Wood Ducks were a little closer for a photo. 



Beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains and the Hoh River. 




The Hoh Rainforest and the Olympic National Park was one of my favorite places to visit in Washington State. If you are ever in the area I highly recommend a visit.  I hope you enjoyed my photos.

My thankful list for today:
I am thankful for all the national parks in our country.  
I am thankful for your visits and your comments.

"Be thankful for all the troubles you don't have." 

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday

Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday