Stan & Joyce Orchard

Trying to figure it out since 1975.

Red Planet, Red Moon

Red Planet, Red Moon

A little over two hours before sunrise. Mars and the moon look other-worldly through the heavy smoke hanging over the west coast. OH, wait! They are other worlds.

Giant Marshmallows

Giant Marshmallows

The annual harvest is well under way. Spotted them from Snohomish down to Buckley. Looks like a good crop this year. Great for s’mores.

Bloomin’ Deck

Bloomin’ Deck

Plants are blooming, pollinators are busy, nature is fascinating.

Green Garden Friend

Green Garden Friend

This little creature can be found lurking among the potted plants on our deck. Not at all bashful.

Firewood In

Firewood In

We finished getting it all in the shed today, ready for next season. May get another cord to be safe. Working with my grandson is an added bonus.

Sky Show

Sky Show

A little over an hour before sunrise, the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter brightened the sky over our humble Hobart home. Never tire of the view.

Black Bunny

Black Bunny

Our corner of the world has an abundance of plain, brown, short-eared rabbits. But this little guy hops to the beat of a different drummer, or thumper.

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!

More fuzzy antlers and beautiful summer coat. This curious, early morning visitor seemed to say happy first day of summer as he passed by.

Two Mile Walk

Two Mile Walk

We hardly ever leave home, but we’ve been walking almost daily here. Today we stretched it out to a full two miles. She continues to amaze me.

Wildflower Explosion

Wildflower Explosion

The foliage along our road constantly changes. We see it up close on our daily walks. Earlier it was skunk cabbage. Now foxglove predominates.