Tag: Gardens

No Festival this Year but No One Told the Lavender

The Pandemic may have shut down the Lavender Festival this year but we stopped by Purple Haze in Sequim to enjoy the show anyway. We were not disappointed. ~ Susanne

Backyard Interlude and Benji

I gathered up my writing materials, my camera and my memories and headed outside to ponder last week’s trip to Olympic National Park. I would review the brochures, look at my pictures and develop the coming stories. On the Quinault Rainforest. On the world’s… Continue Reading “Backyard Interlude and Benji”

Today’s Chickadees in the Garden

Before the hummingbirds won my heart the chickadees had it already. Tiny, cheerful, and talkative they call to one another while feasting among the evergreen trees. Today as I sat with my camera – waiting for the hummingbirds to come and drink from freshly… Continue Reading “Today’s Chickadees in the Garden”

Garden Update and Hummingbird Dance

Good morning and welcome to my garden where life is growing and hummingbirds are courting! Here’s the view of the garden beds from above. Herbs and flowers are at their peak and edibles are in various stages of growth. Bush beans are flourishing and… Continue Reading “Garden Update and Hummingbird Dance”

Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden

Honestly I have a lot of local travel stories still in the queue – all backed up and waiting to be shared. But the garden called me so I lingered there taking time to smell the roses and watch the bees among the herbs.… Continue Reading “Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden”

Planting with Benji

Yesterday we visited Flower World to buy Benji a new bed. Or perhaps bath tub. I decided to borrow it to carry home the plants I bought while I was there. I bought the plants to fill up the bucket I got at a… Continue Reading “Planting with Benji”

Unwinding with yellow roses and the new block editor

It’s true I’m unwinding. After returning from our first mini vacation in months I’m happy to be home – to my cats – my own bed – and ordinary food. I’ll share from our trip to the Long Beach Peninsula over the next week… Continue Reading “Unwinding with yellow roses and the new block editor”

Strange and Soothing Seasons

I woke this morning to a caucus of crows and heavy footsteps on the roof.  Were they protesting the presence of a raccoon?  I got up to look while the clamoring continued as did the low rumblings.  Too heavy for a raccoon, maybe the… Continue Reading “Strange and Soothing Seasons”

Bees on lavender

I love watching bees on lavender. Attracted by purple hats and tiny flowers they come in numbers, unaware of the others, held aloft on translucent wings that shouldn’t bear them. Exquisite. ~ Susanne

Benji and the Plant

I looked out the back door and this is what I saw. “Whatcha doing there Benji?” “Benji?” “Taking a nap Sue.  At least I was, before you….   oh never mind.” “Why there Benji?  I’ve never seen you sleep there before.” “Maybe that’s why… Continue Reading “Benji and the Plant”

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