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River otter spring love! I’d been warned not to walk the dogs on the beach at low tide because the river otters are active & trying to lure them in the water. I’d seen the beach tracks of two otters appearing to be running together & tussling every so often. Then I...

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Had this pocket beach and all its treasures all to myself on this glorious day! from @jill_bliss on...

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Popped over to the smaller island to caretake for caretakers away for a few days and -surprise!- there’s no actual work to be done yet this early in the season. So I spent the morning wandering around & checking out all the spring blooms just beginning to pop. Just...

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This hermit crab did not appreciate me turning his shell upside down! from @jill_bliss on...

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Priorities. While my work list is long & I’m only in my studio for 2 days before heading out again, I did make time to wander around the minus tides the last 2 days. from @jill_bliss on...

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Happy Earth Day! Those of you who have been around here awhile know that I was herding feral sheep on this bike last winter on another island, so I couldn’t resist stopping on this island to say hello to Bea & her lil sidekick. Bea is apparently a frequent pasture...

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Are you attending the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle this week? Come check out some of my and other artists original art in the “Art of the Salish Sea” exhibit! from @jill_bliss on...

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Are you attending the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle this week? Come check out my and other artists wares in the “Art of the Salish Sea” exhibit! from @jill_bliss on...

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“She Who Watches” - a friend took me to see this iconic petroglyph that appears in many locations on the coast. This particular one was recently uncovered by the winter storms. No one in memory on the island knew it was carved into this specific rock because it’s...

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Beach findings from the other day. I still don’t have regular internet/phone connection in my new island home & I’m not that mad about it! from @jill_bliss on...

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Repost: The spring equinox is upon us! Celebrate the first day of spring with some prints, stickers, magnets and more by @jill_bliss #MississippiAve #LandPdx from @jill_bliss on...

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Yesterday’s nature break stroll with friends, a break from painting almost all the interior walls of my new house! from @jill_bliss on...

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This mornings island view. Last night I shared a couch with a dog inside a tiny house next to this expansive pond. Another dog slept on the floor & my two human hosts slept in their loft above with the cat. from @jill_bliss on...

These are the pretty and pretty interesting details that I notice on daily explorations on and around wooded islands in the middle of an inland sea… from my instagram feed.

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