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 is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of a book about urban nature, coming Spring 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, ParentMap, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

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