Great Blue (or is it a Little Blue?) Heron & Wood Duck
(Nisqually Wildlife Reserve, Olympia, WA)
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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My favorite place! Happy Friday, Gretchen! This afternoon I’m headed to OR for my Grandma’s 95th bday party! 😉
I thought of you! Imagined running into you, playing hooky from work. Safe travels. Wave when you go through Centralia. (You should stop at my sister’s shop downtown, “HUBBUB”!)
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Oh, I was there on Wednesday (skipped yoga) AND Thursday with my mom. My camera battery died right after the heron on Wednesday and my spare wasn’t in the case. On Thursday we had to stay in the woods for my mom, and there wasn’t much happening in there other than the wood duck. And, someday I will pay attention to the tide table and go when it’s high. It was low low low on Wednesday midday.
Seems like it’s low more often than high…which I know isn’t true and doesn’t make sense, but it seems that, for all the times I’ve been out there, I can count the number of times it was at high tide on one hand.
Just looked at the tide table: Wednesday mid-day when I was there, was extreme low tide, which was what I thought. Next Wednesday at about the same time is extreme high tide. I didn’t realize it goes from one extreme to the other so quickly.