Tag: Gardens

Color and Surprise in the Fall Garden

I wandered in the garden and found color in the lavender – and a rose – and in a flock of visitors dressed in brilliant yellow! Townsend’s Warblers – what a treat! “Thank you for dropping by!  Please come again!” ~ Susanne

Sunflower Fields Forever

You have Tulip Fields in April – Lavender Fields in July – And Sunflower Fields in September?  Who knew? I’ve loved the seeds since I was a kid.  If I had a nickel in my pocket I’d stop at the store on my way…

The Cool Colors of Summer

According to the calendar it’s still summer in the Great Northwest with fall arriving on the Autumnal Equinox, September 23rd.  Meteorologists opt for September 1st which seems a bit early – I’d say it’s somewhere in between.  Either way, I thought I’d share these…

Rambling through the Garden Rain or Shine

Summer is in full swing in the Great Northwest but you wouldn’t know it by the weather.  It seems we used up our allotment of sunshine earlier in the year and so are left with mostly gray skies and rainy days.  Still,  life continues…

Backyard Birds

I never get tired of watching the birds in my backyard – especially the chickadees and the nuthatches – as they flitter about the trees and drop by for a drink and a bath. The chickadees are friendly and unafraid.  I love to hear…

Orange and Yellow Roses

I love roses and try my best to grow them in my garden. It’s not always easy.  The shrubs can become scrawny and the leaves spoiled by blackspot.  The buds may be few or may not open at all. Last year I took out…

Busy as a Bee

I walked in my garden today and stopped to watch the bees. Bees on a mission working together and apart, Taking no thought of the other. Bees on the lavender and bees on the chives, Buzzing from blossom to blossom there was room for…

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