Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
We have our usual walk to the small downtown district from our home. It's about 3 miles round trip. Recently, we've expanded a bit with a longer loop which makes our walk about 4 miles. Occasionally we hike through the woods, onto the Lid, and through the downtown district for a five mile walk.
On Saturday we did the quickest and most efficient walk possible. I had forgotten to purchase hamburger meat when I went grocery shopping that morning. So we walked directly to QFC and took the most direct route home instead of our usual scenic route through the residential area. That's when we discovered blooming flowers on an evergreen tree! Okay, they're probably not flowers, but they sure look like flowers at first glance. I'm pretty sure the center is what becomes the pine cone. I haven't identified the tree yet. We have birding books for the NW, but no tree books. If you can identify this tree, be sure to leave a comment. There are so many things all around us that deserve a closer look. I'm glad that I forgot the hamburger. And now I'm off to the KCLS site to request a tree book.