Tag: Gardens

Snow Day in the Garden

The snow arrived on little cat feet yesterday then mounted a lion-size assault overnight, so we woke to this. Like most Seattleites I was thrilled as it seemed winter had been passing us by. Parents called in, schools were closed and social media lit…

Hummingbirds in the Garden

After weeks of rain we finally woke to clear skies and sunshine and I headed out back to catch the sunrise in the garden. While thus loitering in my bathrobe a male Anna’s Hummingbird showed up ready for breakfast quite unafraid. Excited, I snapped…

Frosted Over at Bellevue Botanical Garden

This morning we woke to clear skies, cold temperatures and heavy frost.  I had to go to Bellevue for an appointment and stopped by Bellevue Botanical Garden on the way home to get my steps in for the day (the Fitbit seems to be…

Sun Rising over the Garden

This morning while I was waiting for my coffee to brew I noticed how beautiful the sun’s rays appeared over the garden. Tiger and Benji enjoyed it too. and told me so. ~ Good Morning from Susanne, Tiger and Benji

More Fall Glory in Purple and Gold at Soos Creek Botanical Garden

I don’t mean to overdo it with the fall themed posts, but glory surrounds us this time of year in the Pacific Northwest and after a visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden yesterday I had to share a few more pictures with you if…

All Ablaze at Seattle Japanese Garden

I can’t remember the last time I visited Seattle Japanese Garden at the Arboretum – maybe never?   But what better time than during the annual Maple Festival when the Garden is ablaze with color. ~ Susanne

For the Birds

I turned on the stream for the birds to drink and drenched the trees with water for them to shower.  All the regulars were there and grateful.  The chickadees and nuthatches flitted about through the wet foliage, calling to one another and ruffling their…

Optimism in July’s Garden

By this time of year my garden seems worn and spent and I sometimes feel it myself. It’s hot and it’s hot and there’s no rain in sight. The lettuce long since pulled, left an empty spot behind.  The potato harvest is over and…

Garden Fossils

Resting in the shadows near the stream, joined by friends I notice ferns imprinted on rocks, like ancient fossils. ~ Susanne

Final Weekly Photo Challenge: All Time Favorites

Time to say goodbye to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge with the final prompt, ‘All Time Favorites.’  So here you go. Happy Sleeping Cats Trails of the Pacific Northwest Soos Creek Botanical Garden All-Time Favorites Thanks Daily Post for the inspiration! ~  Susanne

What is it? Unlikely You’ll Know

While walking down a garden trail I saw from a distance a great beehive, the largest one I’d ever seen. ‘Those bees were surely clever to have made such a home,’ I thought. ‘Highly unlikely,’ I realized as I drew nearer for it indeed…

The Ferns of Spring

I love the variety of colors found in blooming flowers and shrubs. But the ferns of spring look marvelous in green and their unfurling fronds rival any flower. I found them everywhere this week in local gardens and woods where they thrive in the…

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