Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

Frosted Over at Bellevue Botanical Garden

This morning we woke to clear skies, cold temperatures and heavy frost.  I had to go to Bellevue for an appointment and stopped by Bellevue Botanical Garden on the way home to get my steps in for the day (the Fitbit seems to be…

A Cat’s Day in the Garden

“Good morning boys,’” I say. “Winter is on the way. Time to clean up the fall garden.” Tiger’s ready. Benji too. “Benji,  it looks like we have an intruder.  You know what to do.” And he does. Then we tackle the garden beds.  Tiger…

Sun Rising over the Garden

This morning while I was waiting for my coffee to brew I noticed how beautiful the sun’s rays appeared over the garden. Tiger and Benji enjoyed it too. and told me so. ~ Good Morning from Susanne, Tiger and Benji

More Fall Glory in Purple and Gold at Soos Creek Botanical Garden

I don’t mean to overdo it with the fall themed posts, but glory surrounds us this time of year in the Pacific Northwest and after a visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden yesterday I had to share a few more pictures with you if…

All Ablaze at Seattle Japanese Garden

I can’t remember the last time I visited Seattle Japanese Garden at the Arboretum – maybe never?   But what better time than during the annual Maple Festival when the Garden is ablaze with color. ~ Susanne

Tomato Family Portraits

~  🙂   Susanne

For the Birds

I turned on the stream for the birds to drink and drenched the trees with water for them to shower.  All the regulars were there and grateful.  The chickadees and nuthatches flitted about through the wet foliage, calling to one another and ruffling their…

Optimism in July’s Garden

By this time of year my garden seems worn and spent and I sometimes feel it myself. It’s hot and it’s hot and there’s no rain in sight. The lettuce long since pulled, left an empty spot behind.  The potato harvest is over and…

Garden Fossils

Resting in the shadows near the stream, joined by friends I notice ferns imprinted on rocks, like ancient fossils. ~ Susanne

Wisdom from Cats in the Garden

I wandered in the garden one morning and found Tiger and Benji apparently at odds. It was mostly Tiger who needed cheering up. “Hey Tiger, you handsome boy!  How are you doing?” “Oh I don’t know Sue.  I don’t feel very handsome.  Did you…

Sunrise in the Garden

I woke early one morning and wandered in my garden just before sunrise. I found the clematis climbing the evergreen shrubs nearby, its pale pink blossoms made lovelier by the contrast.  Smart plant that clematis. I stopped to admire the garden art, lit from…

What is it? Unlikely You’ll Know

While walking down a garden trail I saw from a distance a great beehive, the largest one I’d ever seen. ‘Those bees were surely clever to have made such a home,’ I thought. ‘Highly unlikely,’ I realized as I drew nearer for it indeed…

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