Tag: Gardens

Looking for Bugs in My Garden

Last week I showed you a mama wren feeding a bug to her young. This week I learned the Sunday Stills theme is ‘Bugs’ so I went looking for more and found – Moths Bumble Bees Honey Bees But are they true bugs? I… Continue Reading “Looking for Bugs in My Garden”

Bugs – It’s What’s for Lunch at the Wren’s House!

I had other plans today but was tired and decided to do some backyard birding instead. I could hear the wrens chatter so I pulled up a chair and positioned myself for a good look at the birdhouses on the garden shed. It wasn’t… Continue Reading “Bugs – It’s What’s for Lunch at the Wren’s House!”

Opening Sunflowers

I love sunflowers but don’t grow any in my garden – maybe I should change that next year. In the meantime I love coming across them as we did last week at one of the lavender farms in Sequim, these in various states of… Continue Reading “Opening Sunflowers”

Visiting the B & B Lavender Farm in Sequim

I LOVE lavender and have been growing it in my garden for the last 20 years, almost as long as the farms in Sequim, the self proclaimed lavender capital of North America. Located in the sunbelt of the Olympic Peninsula, the little town transformed… Continue Reading “Visiting the B & B Lavender Farm in Sequim”

A House Finch Courtship and a Hummingbird Flyby

I stepped outside today and heard the song of a house finch overhead. Truth be known it was not that melodious, he sang like a one-note Ned continuously and persistently. But it was enough to attract a female nearby and she followed him. While… Continue Reading “A House Finch Courtship and a Hummingbird Flyby”

Under the Trees in my Garden

For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge I thought I’d take you on a tour of my backyard garden much of which lies under the shade of giant Douglas Fir trees. When we moved to our house a few years ago the backyard was rather… Continue Reading “Under the Trees in my Garden”

Wisdom from Cats in the Garden

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
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…

Summer Weed or Flower?

The dandelion is an herb with medicinal properties, traditionally used to treat various ailments and infections; it can be made into tea or wine and used in soups and salads. I’ve never eaten one. I still consider it a weed, growing tenaciously where it… Continue Reading “Summer Weed or Flower?”

In a Rose Garden

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Flowers – I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from our visit to the Rose Garden at Pt. Defiance last week. This is the same rose garden where I discovered a photo of my grandmother when… Continue Reading “In a Rose Garden”

Nesting Birds in the Garden

Our little garden shed has become quite the bird condo with wrens in particular nesting in the birdhouses my husband built. I wasn’t sure they’d be happy so close to their neighbors but it hasn’t deterred them. Every morning they’re out and about gathering… Continue Reading “Nesting Birds in the Garden”

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