Tag: Pacific Northwest

My Beautiful Anna’s Hummingbirds

I’m still on DC time so I woke up early thinking of the hummingbirds. I went out in my robe and boots to bring in the frozen feeders, returning them outside an hour later. The hummingbirds came immediately and rewarded me by posing. I… Continue Reading “My Beautiful Anna’s Hummingbirds”

‘Tis the Season for Hummers

November has come on strong and stormy as it often does in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps that’s why I’m seeing more hummingbirds at the feeders; it’s easier for them to get their food fast and ready to go without fighting against the wind and… Continue Reading “‘Tis the Season for Hummers”

Just a Walk in the Park for Squares

While in Hawaii I amassed thousands of steps on my Fitbit. It was not a chore but a delight, as walking in good weather with gorgeous scenery usually is. Since our return to Seattle, we’ve had nothing but rain. Rain, rain, and more rain.… Continue Reading “Just a Walk in the Park for Squares”

A Photoshoot with the Hummingbirds

I love my Anna’s Hummingbirds and it’s been a while since I featured them. So yesterday I scrubbed and refilled their feeders with fresh sugar water and sat to watch as they dropped by. (Click to enlarge) The male Anna’s is the only hummer… Continue Reading “A Photoshoot with the Hummingbirds”

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”

Backyard Lavender Festival

I didn’t make it to the Lavender Festival this year, but I do have several varieties of lavender in my garden, so I decided to have my own. I picked a small bouquet but left most intact for the bees to enjoy. We were… Continue Reading “Backyard Lavender Festival”

Surviving Spring in the Rainy Northwest

To those who just moved here let me say, it’s not always this bad. Yes, we get a bit of rain in the Pacific Northwest but sometimes it actually stops. Really it does. And trust me, you don’t want the other extreme – like… Continue Reading “Surviving Spring in the Rainy Northwest”

Photinia and the Bees

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Great Northwest and I’ve been worried about the bees. Until yesterday when I found them in great numbers on the Photinia, a shrub I’ve totally neglected. Not that it needed me to thrive. It thrived… Continue Reading “Photinia and the Bees”

Fragrance in Today’s Garden

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Pacific Northwest, but herbs and flowers are blooming in spite of it. I told you recently that my lilac bush – a gift from my mother-in-law – is blooming for the first time after many… Continue Reading “Fragrance in Today’s Garden”

A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming

Despite the rocky start to spring – we had snow yesterday, and wind, rain and hail last week – the salmonberries are blooming! I found these on the trail recently, on the hottest day of the year when the sun was actually shining, and… Continue Reading “A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming”

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