Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees || Photo Essay

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BY MARSHA MORGAN
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
April 13, 2016

Every season on Whidbey brings extraordinary beauty and spring is no exception. Mushrooms fade away and spring bulbs bloom. Bare limbs on the trees burst forth with ever-changing shades of green and colorful blossoms. New life bursts forth all around us.

The landscape becomes a feast for the eyes.

 

Foggy sunrise often gives way to a spectacular crystal clear day

Foggy sunrise often gives way to a spectacular crystal clear day

 

View from Raven’s Roost

View from Raven’s Roost

 

Pollen-laden bees are a reminder of the importance these little guys play in our ecosystem.

Pollen-laden bees are a reminder of the importance of these little guys in our ecosystem.

 

A lone violet pops up between the cracks in a walkway.

A lone violet pops up between the cracks in a walkway.

 

The sheer volume of blossoms on this tree looks like heavy snowflakes.

The sheer volume of blossoms on this tree looks like heavy snowflakes.

 

A beautiful Washington native—the Oregon Grape

A beautiful Washington native—the Oregon Grape

 

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Water droplets really do roll off a duck’s back.

 

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Double Bluff horses

Double Bluff horses (and close friend)

 

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Special thanks to Terra Anderson and Tom Buxton for allowing me to photograph their beautiful farm, Raven’s Roost.

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