Tag: Pacific Northwest

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”

Looking for Beauty on a Rainy Spring Day

It’s another rainy day in the Great Northwest and the natives are getting restless. The cats are confused, wanting out but not. Then going out and wanting in again, an endless cycle. “Is there nothing you can do?” Tiger asks. “Sorry, no,” I say… Continue Reading “Looking for Beauty on a Rainy Spring Day”

Fresh as a Bird on the First Day of Spring!

After Monday’s deluge by an atmospheric river, Tuesday came along warm and clear, a foretaste of spring. The juncos dropped by for the fresh green grass. and the finches came to say hello. We were all happy. Sharing with Sunday Stills, Fresh. ~ Susanne

Tonight’s Poofy, Cloudy, Sunset

Today was beautiful and sunny and ended with a lovely sky, filled with poofy clouds at sunset. Apparently, the clouds are just for looks as we are promised a rain-free week. Hooray! ~ Susanne

Third Day No Rain – Just Barely

It’s the third day with no rain in the Great Northwest but it was foggy, damp and cold and the sun never showed his face. Does it really count?? We bundled up anyway and went for a hike at Saltwater State Park and on… Continue Reading “Third Day No Rain – Just Barely”

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