Tag: Gardens

Gardens and Gardening

My favorite Little Backyard Birds

I love birds, all kinds of birds, especially those that visit my garden. The little chickadees live in the evergreens surrounding my home and I’m continually charmed as I listen to their call – chicka-dee-dee-dee. I don’t feed them as they seem to be… Continue Reading “My favorite Little Backyard Birds”

Rosy Red Flowers

Outside a light rain is falling and the beautiful white covering we enjoyed the past few days is drip, drip, dripping away and will soon be gone. So I had to reach deep into my archives to find rosy red flowers for this week’s… Continue Reading “Rosy Red Flowers”

Flower of the Day: Debutante Camelia

There never was a more fitting name for a flower than ‘debutante,’ one of the earliest camelias to bloom. I found her waiting next to a bench at Flower World and was enchanted by her pale pink ruffles and pearls. I should have brought… Continue Reading “Flower of the Day: Debutante Camelia”

Profiles in Hummingbirds

Yesterday I showed you the majestic Bald Eagles who come from as far away as Alaska to feed on the salmon in the Skagit River. Today I show you their tiny majestic cousins – the Anna’s Hummingbirds – who come to feed year-round in… Continue Reading “Profiles in Hummingbirds”

From the Fall Garden

We’re back on standard time in the Great Northwest. Days are growing shorter and fall is winding down and it won’t be long till winter is upon us. But it’s not over yet and here in my backyard I’m still surrounded by green. A… Continue Reading “From the Fall Garden”

Hummingbirds Up Close

It’s been cold and damp here in the Northwest so it’s been a while since I’ve been outside watching the hummingbirds. I keep the feeders full of course and see them through the window but I haven’t gone out and waited for them with… Continue Reading “Hummingbirds Up Close”

Flowers and SpiderWebs

From yesterday’s walk at Soos Creek Botanical Gardens. ~ Susanne

The Dahlias Stole the Show

In my last post I told you of our trip to Point Defiance – the zoo, aquarium and surprise at the rose garden. But of all the gardens at Point Defiance I think the Dahlia Garden stole the show. Sorry I couldn’t just pick… Continue Reading “The Dahlias Stole the Show”

Heavy Sky and Hummingbirds to Cheer

Today the sky is heavy with smoke and the air quality is poor due to the wildfires. So I wondered – should I share pictures of today’s sky? Or last week’s pictures of hummingbirds? I opted for both and hoped the latter would cheer… Continue Reading “Heavy Sky and Hummingbirds to Cheer”

Isn’t Orange Wonderful?

Yes it is! In fact it’s one of my favorite colors. So for Sunday Still’s Photo Challenge I thought I’d share some orange flowers beginning with the fragile yellows at one end of the spectrum and marching towards red at the other. And that’s… Continue Reading “Isn’t Orange Wonderful?”

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