Tag: Garden

End of a Hot Summer Day

Nearing the end of another hot, dry, summer day, with temperatures soaring and no rain in sight, skies otherworldly, milky and dim from the forest fires north in British Columbia, all is well in the backyard, where I turn on the stream and the…

A Fruitful Summer Day in the Garden

Endless sunny days and so far I have worked very little in the garden.  Things grow and produce despite my neglect, but still it’s time for some maintenance.  Even an hour or two will accomplish a lot. First, the Strawberries Although I’ve been harvesting them for a month I still see…

Catmint – It’s What’s for Lunch

This is Tiger and today was a good day to be a cat.  The sun was out to warm my fur and cheer my soul.  And even better, I had the catmint all to myself on this glorious summer day. Catmint – it’s what’s for lunch. ~ Tiger

The Garden, a Stream, and Benji

After a busy day out and about in long lines and traffic and life’s uncertainties, I made it back home and went into my garden to rest. Here the lavender never fails to cheer, while the scent of the woods, the sound of birdsong and the beauty of the…

The Faithful Ones in the Early Spring Garden

Under a light rain I venture outside to the spring garden and admire the faithful flowers blooming there. These are the ones who really do bloom where they are planted, requiring little if any assistance from me. I planted the Clematis a few years ago…

A Tiger in the Garden

While waiting for my coffee to brew this morning I took a quick walk through the garden.  The dew was still fresh everywhere and I found the Lady’s Mantle covered in jewels. I also found this handsome Tiger sleeping. Maybe that’s why they call…

Rainy Days and Setting Sun

By now you may have heard that we are experiencing the rainiest October through April in Seattle since 1895 when records began to be kept.  We have received almost 45 inches of rain since October 1st and April is not over yet.  And yes, it feels like it. Still, when the sky…

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