365 Nature – Day 205

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


This afternoon we get on an airplane bound for Scotland. This morning I made sure to give the garden a good soaking, even though the soil is still wet from the recent rain. Hot weather is in the forecast for Seattle and the plants can use any extra water. I also took a moment to take in the peace of the blooming flowers before the hectic visit to the airport. I spotted a couple of sleeping or resting bumble bees on the leaves and under flowers. The pumpkins I didn’t plant are already starting to turn orange, or maybe it’s my imagination. I thought I planted zucchini and what a surprise to discover after the started growing, they looked more like pumpkins.

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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She founded The Metropolitan Field Guide in 2009 and has contributed articles to aincluding Crosscut, ParentMap and National Wildlife Magazine. She holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

She is currently writing a book about urban nature to be published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.
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