Daily Prompt: Lookin’ Out My Back Door

Look out your back window or door — describe what you see, as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.

Our backyard is “Tree and Shrub Central” — a haven for the birds, and our attempt to recreate a bit of the forest. A pair of towering, 100-foot Douglas Firs–seeded decades ago near the fences–stretch up to the skies, while an eclectic mix of Viburnum, laurel, spurge, pyracantha, cotoneaster, and Mountain Fire shrubs of varying heights offer a colourful canopy and private retreat for feathered visitors from the rains that the West Coast is famous for.

A Feather in the Forest
A fallen feather in the forest.

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Puget Gold Apricot Buds ‘n’ Blossoms

A closeup of Puget Gold apricot buds flowering during the third week of March (a chilly start to spring), with the original background removed and the subject isolated on a black background. Flowering this early with the threat of April showers to come, these buds may not bear fruit, but they are certainly lovely to look at.

Puget Sound Apricot Buds