V – Visitors


I was collecting nice images of birds visiting us by the river for this upcoming post, but yesterday this became all about the BEAVER VIDEO! This one is not to be missed. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in the Valley. So please click on the orange words above and make sure you view it in HD mode.

The harlequins have arrived and paired up already, and the leaves are full in and providing nice shelter for the birds to preen their feathers on rainy days. This perky robin just wouldn’t spook off the rail when I came out from lunch one day, so I took his portrait, as he seemed to be demanding.

I went out by Mt. Si at sunset because the lighting was fantastic, and I walked to the far side of the bridge from the mountain and heard sticks breaking along the bank. I saw, what I thought was, an otter swimming. I took a couple of out of focus photos and remembered my video will focus better on movement in low light. I zoomed in and followed the swimmer, and discovered 3 BEAVERS! (Your second chance to link through to a little gem of a video of beavers in the river. Sweet!)




About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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2 Responses to V – Visitors

  1. How exciting and what a great video Sheri!

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    • I’m so glad you got to view it Clare! It was one of those ‘can’t believe my eyes’ moments in life. I was so glad I veered off my usual way home and drove out to that viewpoint to enjoy the light on the mountain. I felt rewarded for ‘stopping to smell the roses’. There was a young man out there enjoying the view as well, and we both were quiet and gave each other space, but when he came over to the side of the bridge with the beavers I called him over to see the video and we got another chance to see them swimming a bit too. It was fun to share the excitement, and as we both got into our cars to part ways he called out, ‘Maybe I’ll see you at another sunset sometime.’ I laughed and replied, ‘Oh probably…I chase them all the time.’ Too funny! But it was nice to see another soul that drove out to enjoy the beauty just because it was there. It reminded me of my dad, who taught me to appreciate all of life’s wonders and appreciate every beautiful moment.

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