Tag: Gardens

One Spring Day in Winter – New Feeders, Happy Birds

One day earlier this week, the wind and rain had finally stopped, temperatures were in the 50’s and the sun was shining. Inside the house, our carpets were being cleaned so to stay out of the way I sat in the backyard to watch… Continue Reading “One Spring Day in Winter – New Feeders, Happy Birds”

Favorite Nature Shots from My Own Backyard – 2022

It’s awfully hard to pick “favorites” since I love to take pictures of the birds and the bees and there are literally hundreds (dare I say thousands?) to choose from! That said, I’ll start with a Northern Flicker drilling a hole in the snag… Continue Reading “Favorite Nature Shots from My Own Backyard – 2022”

The (Marvelous) Botanical Gardens of Oahu

I love visiting Hawaii, not only for the sunshine and beaches but also for the marvelous flora and fauna. What can be better than palm trees swaying in the breeze and giant banyan trees in the parks? I’m glad you asked! Because the best… Continue Reading “The (Marvelous) Botanical Gardens of Oahu”

My Little Nuthatch

I love all the birds that call my garden home including this little charmer – the red breasted nuthatch. I often hear his energetic ‘ank-ank-ank,’ before I see him in the branches of the Douglas Fir tree above, looking for insects, or walking down… Continue Reading “My Little Nuthatch”

September Kismet and School Daze

September is my favorite month, the blending of summer and fall, a time of beginnings and endings. It reminds me of those early days of grade school – seven years to be exact – spent at Frank B. Cooper School. The building is still… Continue Reading “September Kismet and School Daze”

Living it Up with the Birds!

When you share about the birds in your garden as often as I do, you become hard-pressed to find new titles for your post, hence the name above! Still, it’s not far from the truth. The birds do indeed seem to live it up… Continue Reading “Living it Up with the Birds!”

Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden

It had been a while, so when I was finally feeling better this week, I celebrated with a visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden. It’s one of my favorite local gardens, just a short drive down the road in Auburn. One of my goals… Continue Reading “Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden”

A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers

Okay, I didn’t mention that I’ve had Covid the last 10 days. It came as quite a surprise. I woke up with a sore throat, felt lousy that first night, and the rapid test confirmed it the next day. Felt like a combined flu… Continue Reading “A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers”

Moth or Butterfly?

I wondered as I watched them flit from flower to flower in my herb garden. I’d assumed they were moths, and I was wrong. “Butterfly or moth? There are ways to tell them apart. Butterflies generally have long, smooth antennae that are rounded on the… Continue Reading “Moth or Butterfly?”

Monday in the Garden with the Cats and the Birds

Heat wave’s over – hooray! I prefer my blue skies with a few clouds. After the longest string of high temperatures in Seattle history (mid-nineties 6 days in a row) our normal summer weather has returned. This morning I sat in the backyard with… Continue Reading “Monday in the Garden with the Cats and the Birds”

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