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Cherries on the bay. ...
This wild cherry is putting on a stunning bloom this spring. Itโ€™s probably happy itโ€™s no longer engulfed in blackberries. But will it bear any tasty fruits? TBD! ...
#skagitvalley #cherryblossom #spring #flowers #growyourownfood #foodforest #garden #padillabay #homeiswheretheheartis #inmyfrontyard #canonrebel ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ’—
Living on this rock. ...
Join us for our April nature walk today at 10am at the Breazeale upland trail. ...
#skagitvalley #padillabay #nature #flora #fauna #hike #getoutside #wherethewildthingsare #sundayhappenings ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸฆŒ
Adding another pic to this amazing contest!! Check out @waterandhue ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ #waterandhuecontest #salishsea #padillabay #pnw #joy #boymom
I knocked out #day10 early so we could jet to #padillabay.  This #estuary is filled with unending discoveries and beauty.  Any childโ€™s #dreamcometrue.  #80dayobsession #familyfunday #pnw
I had a chance to visit orcas island a few weeks ago. I didnโ€™t get a chance to take many photos and forgot I had taken this one from the back of the ferry. Id love to spend more time here. #sanjuanislands #sanjuancounty #anacortes #rosariostraight #padillabay #pugetsound #salishsea #coastsalish #salish #lummination #pacificnorthwest #pnw #archipelago #washingtonstateferries #orcasisland
This eagle flew low and over me; felt fantastic ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ thank you
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#padillabay #pnw #welivehere ๐Ÿ’š
This eagle flew low and over me; felt fantastic ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ thank you . . . . #padillabay  #pnw  #welivehere  ๐Ÿ’š
My bees are coming tomorrow!!! Their new home is all ready! #beekeeping #honeybee #firsttimebeekeeper #homestead #honey #farmlife #countrylife #pnw #skagitvalley #padillabay #salishsea #farmandseahomestead
Rocky beach trail.  #hiking #rockytrail #beachtrail #hike12 @52hikechallenge #padillabay Photo by @photoscapesbyphyllis
Adventures with @noosh0908 #padillabay #photography #nofilter
I think it's clear to see, that looking for crabs on the beach is one of our favorite things to do ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™ #padillabay #crabhuntin #cookrockseverywhere #seaglass
(Sorry for the language at the end lol)
Beautiful walk with @kell.bean #spring #skagitvalley #padillabay
"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite." - William Shakespeare
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It astounds me how in an instant I can feel so much joy, that I am afraid my heart will rip out of the cage in my chest and radiate it's love and happiness out in rays; much light the sun does across the earth. I don't know if it's what happens when you have children but I don't think I ever felt things before them as much as I do now.
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#redefiningmotherhood #salishsea #padillabay #allthefeels #hikeswithmygirls #rainydays #feelthemoment #lovemychildren #hikingmom #pnwmom #pnwhiking #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #childhoodmemories #childhoodunplugged #kidsinnature #wilderness_kids #adventurewithkids #kidsoutside #outdoorkidsphotography #candidchildhood #hikeswithmom #hikeswithfamily #familytime #explorewashington #explorepnw #explorewashingtonpark #padillabayshoretrail #getoutstayoutexplore #dayhike
"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite." - William Shakespeare . . . . It astounds me how in an instant I can feel so much joy, that I am afraid my heart will rip out of the cage in my chest and radiate it's love and happiness out in rays; much light the sun does across the earth. I don't know if it's what happens when you have children but I don't think I ever felt things before them as much as I do now. . . . . #redefiningmotherhood  #salishsea  #padillabay  #allthefeels  #hikeswithmygirls  #rainydays  #feelthemoment  #lovemychildren  #hikingmom  #pnwmom  #pnwhiking  #pnwonderland  #pnwcollective  #childhoodmemories  #childhoodunplugged  #kidsinnature  #wilderness_kids  #adventurewithkids  #kidsoutside  #outdoorkidsphotography  #candidchildhood  #hikeswithmom  #hikeswithfamily  #familytime  #explorewashington  #explorepnw  #explorewashingtonpark  #padillabayshoretrail  #getoutstayoutexplore  #dayhike 
The kids learn about Marine Debris @ The Breazeale Padilla Bay Interpretive Center. โ€œWhat is Marine Debri? Itโ€™s not just trash, but thatโ€™s a start. Marine debris is anything solid and manmade found in our ocean that is not supposed to be there. In fact, anything that humans use everyday can become marine debri if itโ€™s not disposed of properly. Believe me your trash, is definitely not our treasure.โ€ #marinedebris #oceans #whattheskagit
The kids learn about Marine Debris @ The Breazeale Padilla Bay Interpretive Center. โ€œWhat is Marine Debri? Itโ€™s not just trash, but thatโ€™s a start. Marine debris is anything solid and manmade found in our ocean that is not supposed to be there. In fact, anything that humans use everyday can become marine debri if itโ€™s not disposed of properly. Believe me your trash, is definitely not our treasure.โ€ #marinedebris  #oceans  #whattheskagit 
Day 1 of #springbreak, done! This #doubledownmomma got in her #hiittraining down by the #padillabay. #leoloren only got his head stuck in the #pottyseat once and we got to explore the new park in #LaConner.
Super pretty walk tonight :: #padillabay #washington #isthataufo
Nothing is smother, nothing is more flexible, nothing can resist it. Everything once came from the ocean, everything shall return...
We must protect it, for without it we will be nothing. 
#pugetsound #ocean #concervation #awarness #savesharks #savetheocean #pnwlife #beach #biology #ecology #meditate #leavenotrace #green #photography #tranquility #padillabay #westside #upperleftusa
Adventures with @photosbybrodyw #padillabay #beach #photography
Twilight with bats. ...
Itโ€™s the first bat of the seasonโฃ๏ธ ๐Ÿฆ‡...
#skagitvalley #twilight #bats #garden #sunset #spring #padillabay #summeriscoming
Another gorgeous date night sunset. โค๏ธ#datenight #padillabay #pacificnorthwest #sunsets
Washington spring day at the beach. #padillabay #waspring #pugetsound
I don't know about you but I got to hangout with these crazy kooky kids today. It was a damn good day. That's definitely my Dad making fun of my sister (@beckybc )doing a 'jump in the air' pose. #favoritefirstdaughter #daffodils #padillabay #70butacting17 #momsawesome #familytime
March trail flora find. ...
It was a chilly first flora & fauna walk this morning, but our small group (who came from as far as China & as close as Padilla Bay), was rewarded with abundant signs of spring like this Ribes sanguineum, hooting owls, rising nettles, fragrant conifers, budding Mahonia & more. ...
#skagitvalley #padillabay #flora #nativeplants #getoutside #wherethewildthingsare ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ
March trail flora find. ... It was a chilly first flora & fauna walk this morning, but our small group (who came from as far as China & as close as Padilla Bay), was rewarded with abundant signs of spring like this Ribes sanguineum, hooting owls, rising nettles, fragrant conifers, budding Mahonia & more. ... #skagitvalley  #padillabay  #flora  #nativeplants  #getoutside  #wherethewildthingsare  ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ
We were driving along last weekend to the Padilla Bay Trail and I saw a sign to Historic Cemetery... So we had to take a look. #padillabay #cemetery #washington
We were driving along last weekend to the Padilla Bay Trail and I saw a sign to Historic Cemetery... So we had to take a look. #padillabay  #cemetery  #washington 
A solid Friday with the best guys. We made it through the dark of winter yet again. Bring on the light, springโ€™s coming at us! #adventureisafamilyvalue
A solid Friday with the best guys. We made it through the dark of winter yet again. Bring on the light, springโ€™s coming at us! #adventureisafamilyvalue 
Upland wanderer. ...
Join me here this Sunday at 10am for a free guided adventure. The fresh air is fantastic, loads of plants are in bloom & the birdsong is a perfect hiking soundtrack. Bring your camera! ...
#skagitvalley #padillabay #hiking #getoutside #nature #flora #fauna #freefamilyfun ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒณ ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿฆ† ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿธ๐ŸฆŒ ๐Ÿ“ท โ›ฐ
Upland wanderer. ... Join me here this Sunday at 10am for a free guided adventure. The fresh air is fantastic, loads of plants are in bloom & the birdsong is a perfect hiking soundtrack. Bring your camera! ... #skagitvalley  #padillabay  #hiking  #getoutside  #nature  #flora  #fauna  #freefamilyfun  ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒณ ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿฆ† ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿธ๐ŸฆŒ ๐Ÿ“ท โ›ฐ
Another perfect day at the beach. I may dream of warm, sandy beaches but the windy, rocky shores of the PNW will always hold a special place in my heart ๐Ÿ’•
#whereicallhome #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwliving #beaches #beachday #rockyshore #optoutside #motherhoodunplugged #motherhood #wildandfree #childhoodunplugged #memories #adventure #padillabay #brothers #boys #littlebandofbrothers #fieldtrip #homeschool #preschool #learningthroughplay
Another perfect day at the beach. I may dream of warm, sandy beaches but the windy, rocky shores of the PNW will always hold a special place in my heart ๐Ÿ’• #whereicallhome  #pacificnorthwest  #pnw  #pnwonderland  #pnwliving  #beaches  #beachday  #rockyshore  #optoutside  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhood  #wildandfree  #childhoodunplugged  #memories  #adventure  #padillabay  #brothers  #boys  #littlebandofbrothers  #fieldtrip  #homeschool  #preschool  #learningthroughplay 
Also sometimes I put food coloring in my milk because I'm WILD. #livinglikelarry #padillabay
Are you enjoying this sunshine โ˜€๏ธ as much as I am?
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#padillabay #pomeranian #pomsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #arnoldisnumerouno #artiefur #loveme #fluffy
So grateful to be surrounded by this landscape. #skagitvalley #padillabay #springiscoming
What do you do when itโ€™s sunny in the #pnw #sunny #schuazersofinstagram #samoacookies #padillabay #chuckanutdrive #northwestisbest
Don't be a stick in the mud, or do cuz they're kinda cool. #lowtide #padillabay
I told Juan I wouldn't post this picture of him with a giant oyster(?) shell, but I lied. #tbt #padillabay ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€
I told Juan I wouldn't post this picture of him with a giant oyster(?) shell, but I lied. #tbt  #padillabay  ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€
Padilla Bay Trail from last weekend. Hike #46 from the North Cascades hiking guide.  An excellent chance to stretch oneโ€™s legs and enjoy the outdoors. #padillabay #padillabayshoretrail #padillabaytrail #march2018 #spring #springtime #spring2018 #pugetsound #hike #hiking #hikingtrail #trail #outside #optoutside #getoutside #hiker #adventures #pnw #pacificnw #pacificnorthwest #northcascades #washington #mattgoeshiking #outdoors #washingtonstate #hikingadventures #pnwonderland
Padilla Bay Trail from last weekend. Hike #46  from the North Cascades hiking guide. An excellent chance to stretch oneโ€™s legs and enjoy the outdoors. #padillabay  #padillabayshoretrail  #padillabaytrail  #march2018  #spring  #springtime  #spring2018  #pugetsound  #hike  #hiking  #hikingtrail  #trail  #outside  #optoutside  #getoutside  #hiker  #adventures  #pnw  #pacificnw  #pacificnorthwest  #northcascades  #washington  #mattgoeshiking  #outdoors  #washingtonstate  #hikingadventures  #pnwonderland 
Gorgeous Day๐ŸŒž #padillabay #PNW #sunset
Walking along Padilla Bay with my dad. Chilly and windy but the sun did come out for a bit ๐ŸŒค
#pnw #wa #padillabay #mudflats #tideout #ducks #snowgeese #swans #daddaughtertime #โค๏ธ #greattime #walking
Sunset on the horizon ๐ŸŒฅ
Sunset on the horizon ๐ŸŒฅ
Today didnโ€™t feel like winter!! Chilling at the beach with my #tinyhomies ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ #padillabay #pnw #beachlife #beachwalk #minimalistfootwear #almostbarefoot
Padilla Bay Shore Trail. First hike of the year. Itโ€™s good to be back out on the trails and enjoy a bit of sun. Padilla Bay is a great little trail. I highly recommend it for anyone. #padillabay #padillabayshoretrail #march2018 #spring2018 #hike #hiking #hikingtrail #trail #outside #optoutside #getoutside #adventures #pnw #pacificnw #pacificnorthwest #northcascades #washington #mattgoeshiking #outdoors #washingtonstate #hiker #pugetsound #water #hikingadventures #pnwonderland
Padilla Bay Shore Trail. First hike of the year. Itโ€™s good to be back out on the trails and enjoy a bit of sun. Padilla Bay is a great little trail. I highly recommend it for anyone. #padillabay  #padillabayshoretrail  #march2018  #spring2018  #hike  #hiking  #hikingtrail  #trail  #outside  #optoutside  #getoutside  #adventures  #pnw  #pacificnw  #pacificnorthwest  #northcascades  #washington  #mattgoeshiking  #outdoors  #washingtonstate  #hiker  #pugetsound  #water  #hikingadventures  #pnwonderland 
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. ...
I had a fantabulous time with family, old friends & new friends over the last week & a half while traveling, but it sure is wonderful to be home again in time for another amazing sunset. ...
#skagitvalley #padillabay #home #homeiswheretheheartis #sunset #pacnw ๐ŸŒ… ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿ’—
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. ... I had a fantabulous time with family, old friends & new friends over the last week & a half while traveling, but it sure is wonderful to be home again in time for another amazing sunset. ... #skagitvalley  #padillabay  #home  #homeiswheretheheartis  #sunset  #pacnw  ๐ŸŒ… ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿ’—
Sometimes the best adventures happen with friends. The very best kind of friends adventure with you anywhere... even the Padilla Bay Estuary at low tide. Any time. Any place. Any shoes. We love living in a place with so much to see and explore and we love having adventurous friends to explore with! Where are you adventuring today and who will you take with you?
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#adventurefriends #optoutside #hikeeveryday #tidepools #padillabay #seaside #traveldeeper #letthekids #travelwithkids #familytravel #worldschooling #wearetravelmums #familyadventures #holidayswithkids #travelkids #jetsetfam #explore #adventureanywhere #adventurekids #childhoodunplugged #goadventuretogether #bringthekids #holidayswithkids #runwildmychild #outdoorfamily #outdoorkids #goeverywhere
Sometimes the best adventures happen with friends. The very best kind of friends adventure with you anywhere... even the Padilla Bay Estuary at low tide. Any time. Any place. Any shoes. We love living in a place with so much to see and explore and we love having adventurous friends to explore with! Where are you adventuring today and who will you take with you? โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #adventurefriends  #optoutside  #hikeeveryday  #tidepools  #padillabay  #seaside  #traveldeeper  #letthekids  #travelwithkids  #familytravel  #worldschooling  #wearetravelmums  #familyadventures  #holidayswithkids  #travelkids  #jetsetfam  #explore  #adventureanywhere  #adventurekids  #childhoodunplugged  #goadventuretogether  #bringthekids  #holidayswithkids  #runwildmychild  #outdoorfamily  #outdoorkids  #goeverywhere 
Post 22: Coming in hot! Brant are almost always fully committed to landing in a roosting or foraging location. Like diving ducks, there is rarely cautious circling from upper altitudes. They arrive at roosting locations as the tide begins to fall because it is the most inefficient time for them to forage. Brant feed on eelgrass which grows in the lower portions of the intertidal zone at places like #IzembekLagoon, #PadillaBay, #WillapaBay  #Humboldt Bay, #MorroBay, and #BahiaSanQuintin.
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Brant hunting can be great because they decoy so well and sometimes people have suggested that they arenโ€™t the brightest birds for this behavior (the brant are probably wondering why we are walking everywhere!) But when we think about the life-history characteristics of these birds, it becomes easier to understand why divers and brant tend to decoy so readily. They are animals of big skies, big water, and little vegetation cover. I would go so far as to say no brant has landed 20 yards off an intertidal beach to find a coyote or raccoon lying in wait underneath the water surface.
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This is even more true for divers. These species just donโ€™t live in habitats where it is advantageous to invest in energy of flying high while cautiously searching for trouble hiding in the reeds. When pressed very hard during hunting season, I have seen brant fly very high (300 + yards) but even in these situations, they retreat to areas they know are impossible to hunt and still plunge into these isolated hideouts without circling from above-average elevations.
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The only time I have seen brant circle cautiously is when forced to forage out of the intertidal areas they prefer due to extreme food shortages in Bahia San Quintin (see post 16!). In this habitat, they seemed quite aware of terrestrial predation risks and acted just like mallards scoping flooded timber! Where do you hunt brant?
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Photo: @codyedeane
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#cominginhot | #blackbrant | #blackbrantecology | #waterfowl | #geese | #birdsofinstagram | #brantgeese | #ecology | #nature | #neature | #natureeducation | #science | #avainbiology | #natgeowild | #reportbandedbirds | #naturephotography | #wildlifephotography
Post 22: Coming in hot! Brant are almost always fully committed to landing in a roosting or foraging location. Like diving ducks, there is rarely cautious circling from upper altitudes. They arrive at roosting locations as the tide begins to fall because it is the most inefficient time for them to forage. Brant feed on eelgrass which grows in the lower portions of the intertidal zone at places like #IzembekLagoon , #PadillaBay , #WillapaBay  #Humboldt  Bay, #MorroBay , and #BahiaSanQuintin . . Brant hunting can be great because they decoy so well and sometimes people have suggested that they arenโ€™t the brightest birds for this behavior (the brant are probably wondering why we are walking everywhere!) But when we think about the life-history characteristics of these birds, it becomes easier to understand why divers and brant tend to decoy so readily. They are animals of big skies, big water, and little vegetation cover. I would go so far as to say no brant has landed 20 yards off an intertidal beach to find a coyote or raccoon lying in wait underneath the water surface. . This is even more true for divers. These species just donโ€™t live in habitats where it is advantageous to invest in energy of flying high while cautiously searching for trouble hiding in the reeds. When pressed very hard during hunting season, I have seen brant fly very high (300 + yards) but even in these situations, they retreat to areas they know are impossible to hunt and still plunge into these isolated hideouts without circling from above-average elevations. . The only time I have seen brant circle cautiously is when forced to forage out of the intertidal areas they prefer due to extreme food shortages in Bahia San Quintin (see post 16!). In this habitat, they seemed quite aware of terrestrial predation risks and acted just like mallards scoping flooded timber! Where do you hunt brant? . Photo: @codyedeane . #cominginhot  | #blackbrant  | #blackbrantecology  | #waterfowl  | #geese  | #birdsofinstagram  | #brantgeese  | #ecology  | #nature  | #neature  | #natureeducation  | #science  | #avainbiology  | #natgeowild  | #reportbandedbirds  | #naturephotography  | #wildlifephotography 
Felt the need to get the hell out of town this afternoon to recenter and reflect, so me and this guy took a road trip up to Padilla Bay ๐Ÿ’Ÿ #reflect #germanshepherd #gsdofinstagram #padillabay #optoutside #findyourhappy #zen #zeus #roadtrip #sundayfunday #livelifehappy #transcendthebullshit
Leaning in. ...
Wow is it windy today! From one direction the wind holds you up. From the other it knocks you down. Made a normal walk with @ottoreck & the pups into quite the workout. Whew! ...
#padillabay #wind #getoutside #nature #skagitvalley #homeiswheretheheartis #andyman #kuladog #bordercollie #mutts #rescuedog ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿ’จ
itโ€™s a long weekend and a great time to #optoutside.  this scene on the beach was pretty cool - the fog, trees, water and beach.  itโ€™s raining hard this weekend, but thatโ€™s no excuse not to be outside! #bayviewstatepark #pacificnorthwest #cascadiaexplored #pugetsound #winter #wintercamping #padillabay #salishsea #rpod #rpodnation #jacoblookingatthings
Too soon. ...
A cold snap is coming just in time to really ruin plants that were lured by our warm winter into an early bud break. Hereโ€™s hoping we donโ€™t see too much damage in the days ahead. ...
#skagitvalley #padillabay #nativeplants #elderberry #getoutside #nature  #flora ๐ŸŒฑ โ„๏ธ ๐ŸŒž