Stan & Joyce Orchard
Trying to figure it out since 1975.
Our 15-year-old grandson got his first lesson on the chainsaw today. With our son coaching him and recording for posterity, I kept thinking of my dad and woodcutting during my youth and the years my son accompanied us on our own firewood adventures. Heating with wood takes a lot of work and commitment. The reward is a cozy home on the coldest days…and moments like this.
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.
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.
Plants are blooming, pollinators are busy, nature is fascinating.
This little creature can be found lurking among the potted plants on our deck. Not at all bashful.
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.
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.
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.
More fuzzy antlers and beautiful summer coat. This curious, early morning visitor seemed to say happy first day of summer as he passed by.
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.