This is another small bush. I've seen this every spring/summer. Later it has very pretty magenta flowers on tall stalks. The leaves are very fuzzy.
This looked like a weed/fern. It was light green and the leaves were pretty firm. (This picture is really close up. The entire bush was about the size of a basketball).
Tiny bug that was around the tiny crab (from the last post). Looked sort of like a potato bug but a bit different.
Tiny crabs that are always under big rocks on the beach.
I've seen these things a lot but never really knew what they were. Here's a picture of one under water and then a bunch dried up on the beach.
Saw these two ducks swimming together in the Puget Sound.
Also commonly seen all over the city.
Tree right on the waterfront. Sort of coming out of the side of the land and looked like it was falling toward the water. The tiny cones made me think it was a red alder.
Common goose seen all over Seattle.
Blackberry bush. Not flowering or fruiting.
Another tree with lots of thin branches. This tree was full of leaves and also just about to start blooming light pink/white flowers.
Tree with purple bulbs that looked like berries. They were just about to start blooming and the branches were covered in what looked like gold crust lichen. The trunk howerver, was covered in a different more flaky type of lichen.
This is a pretty bad picture but this tree is about 20-30 feet tall and has branches than sort of fall downwards but don't really hit the ground. The branches are thin and have a lot of notches on them. Some of them even resemble bamboo shoots. The leaves are small and light/lime green.
Really tall tree/bush? Maybe 30 feet tall. Green leaves with white and yellow stalky things that look fuzzy from far away.
Fuzzy bumblebee flying around low to the ground. Black wings, fuzzy yellow and black coat, long bent black legs.
Flowering bluebell amongst grass.
Big flowering camellia. White flowers with clear stamen and yellow pollen at the ends.
Roses were not in bloom. Green leaves with dark red edges bleeding into the green of the leaves. Not sure what type of rose bush this is though.
Common purpleish-blue flower seen around edges of grass. This particular cluster of muscari had some dead flowers but was just a small secluded cluster in this patch of grass.
Saw a lot of this grass (possibly planted) around my neighborhood.
About 20-30 of these were nesting in a close bunch of tall trees at the Ballard Locks. I've seen them flying and swimming. The area is known for its Great Blue Heron population but these didn't look like herons to me. They are black with long orange beaks and lighter/greyish chests. This picture was taken in the afternoon and the weather was sunny and slightly overcast.
Tons of these geese were flying together and landed on this patch of grass just at the beginning of the trail.
Saw this while walking back from the trail. Not sure what it is though. The whole plant was growing out of the water along the trail.
Flew into this meadow/grassy area and just stood there for a long time. Saw many of these herons blending into the landscape.
Swimming in a pond at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Weather was cloudy and slightly rainy.
Saw this juvinille hawk in a tree about 6 feet away from the trail we were all walking on. It had yellow around the eyes and a super hooked beak. It started ruffling its feathers and then flew to a farther tree showing us its big broad wingspan.
Also seen along the trail at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Weather was cloudy with light rain.
Rather plump robin along side the trail.