Tag: Beauty

Finding Beauty in Rainy Day Walks

I pretty much have to. I’m from Seattle where rain – or the threat of rain – happens often, especially November through March. And while we only get an average of 38 inches a year – far less than many other U.S. cities –… Continue Reading “Finding Beauty in Rainy Day Walks”

The Sun Also Rises

We saw torrential downpours on the first day of winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Those further north enjoyed the first snow though none of it made it to the ground at my house. But yesterday dawned clear and cold and temperatures rose during… Continue Reading “The Sun Also Rises”

Cattin’ Around in the Garden With Benji

There’s nothing like spending time in the garden with Benji. Whether it’s watching him leap effortlessly to the top of the fence to survey his kingdom. Or watching him hunt a green bean; It’s a thing of beauty. ~ Susanne

And Yet There is Still Beauty

I, like you, have been greatly disturbed, distressed, and even depressed over what I have seen in our country this past week. Yes, I remember the sixties but this feels worse somehow. I am doing my best to stay focused on the things I… Continue Reading “And Yet There is Still Beauty”

Gleanings from Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort

I’ve already posted the highlights from last month’s trip to Oahu – it seems like a lifetime ago! But as we are all in need of armchair travel during these pandemic days I thought I’d share a few more pictures from Paradise, with more… Continue Reading “Gleanings from Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort”

Unexpected Beauty: The Song of the House Finch

While walking in the garden one morning this week,  I heard the lovely song of the house finch in the trees above.       A common bird in the Pacific Northwest, its real beauty is in its song! Sharing for the Weekly Photo… Continue Reading “Unexpected Beauty: The Song of the House Finch”

Morning Tour of the May Garden

I woke early to find the sun rising in the garden. It shined on the garden beds anchored by the clematis which is still the star of the show. Other plants are waking up too like this old fashioned fragrant rose. The strawberry bed… Continue Reading “Morning Tour of the May Garden”

Camellias

I love the camellia plant, her flower rivals any rose. Her leaves are dark and strong and glossy, some to brew as tea. Even her name is lovely. For Cee’s Flower of the Day. ~ Susanne

One More Sunset

I was sitting in my office tonight typing away on my computer when I looked out my window and saw this happening. I knew it was something special so I ran outside to enjoy the show. I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. ~… Continue Reading “One More Sunset”

Mt Baker Wilderness Under Smoky Skies

Despite the smoky skies over Washington this week, we managed to find beauty in the Mt Baker Wilderness Area, which shares its eastern border with North Cascades National Park. We took the Mt. Baker Highway to its end at Artist Point for views of… Continue Reading “Mt Baker Wilderness Under Smoky Skies”

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