Category: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

Cats Seeking Shelter in the Rainy Northwest and Baseball

After a bizarre winter in the Great Northwest – featuring summer temperatures and record-breaking snowfall – we have now settled into a typical rainy spring. The garden is loving it and new plants are being thoroughly watered in. Cats seek shelter wherever they can…

A Rainy Day in the Spring Garden

It was inevitable that the real spring would finally show up in the Pacific Northwest.  Where it rains, then it shines, then it blows, then it rains again.  Today was such a day. But in between those rain squalls Benji and I managed to…

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island

This week’s Sunday Still’s theme “Tropical,” reminded me of my own first trip to Hawaii, to the Big Island to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. I was immediately in love. Not just because it was my anniversary. And in spite of the fact that it…

More Daffodils – I couldn’t resist

Back by popular demand, I couldn’t resist posting a few more pictures of the wonderful daffodils of the Skagit Valley.  And why not?  I found row, upon row of the happy yellow flowers next to dirt roads meant for walking, at Roozengarden. For Cee’s…

A Road Trip and Daffodils

There’s nothing better than a road trip and after a long winter we were overdue. So we headed north to Bellingham, my old college town near the Canadian border, and one of our favorite places. The drive was wonderful, especially as we stopped by…

Garden Art

I’m so glad that spring is here and I’ll be spending more time in my garden; not an ordinary garden but one full of treasures most of them installed by my creative husband.  Though we do have a wood burning stove, the logs below…

A Saturday in the Garden

The weather has turned at long last and spring is finally here.   And there’s nothing more I’d rather do on a Saturday then spend such a day in the garden with the boys.  The pretense is gardening and I will do some of…

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