Happy Hanukkah All

Froggie Garden Art

I’m Back! With some wishes for a Happy Hanukkah. Here is a little about our new deck cover and my cute garden art. It’s winter, and the garden is sleepy, but still pretty.

Halos Around The Sun

Halos Around The Sun 1

This morning I managed to capture a series of really incredible pictures of halos around the sun. Interestingly, all except for the last photo, the halo was not exactly around the sun it seemed to and at the sun and form halo out somewhere else.  This one shows a bright spot at one place in the halo. As does this one. And this one. Interestingly,

Waning Sun On Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Where has the time gone? Just yesterday it was the last day of March, and here it is summer solstice. Goodness, it’s been a long time since I wrote a post. A lot has happened. Spring flowers have come and gone. Irises have bloomed and are almost completely gone. It’s now time for my daylilies. Their sunny faces are greeting the light of day. The

Rufous Hummingbirds Are Here

Rufous Hummingbird

The Rufous Hummingbirds are here. They are early this year, although they can sometimes come as early as February. They are now here to engage in the Hummingbird Wars with our resident Anna’s. Yesterday I had two of them at my feeder, although I did not get a very good picture. I hope that I can get some before they begin nesting and disappear for

Welcome The Ides Of March

Blooming Front Yard

Here it is the Ides of March in our Pacific Northwest town. Everything is really going in the garden right now. I drove downtown this week for the first time in about a week and everything has suddenly changed. The Cherries are blooming, everybody’s Daffodils are blooming, and some Rhododendrons are blooming. Everything is looking gorgeous. Real signs of Spring, which is only a few

Daffodil Greetings

Daffodil Greetings

In the long slog to Spring, I had some very welcome news from my garden. I was surprised and thrilled to see a lonely Daffodil blooming on the side of my house. A beautiful golden cup in a bed of sleeping sprouts greeted me as I went about pruning my clematises. There are other shoots with buds throughout my yard. But this is the first

Roller Coaster Ride To Spring

Purple Crocus

  We are having quite a roller coaster ride to Spring. Just two weeks ago I showed you sprouts that are coming up in my garden for Daffodils, Tulips and even some blooms on my Snowdrops and Hellebores. Yet last week we were covered in snow, and temperatures were dipping into the low teens. I barely managed to get out of town to visit Southern

I Spoke Too Soon Snow Day

Ground Feeders

I spoke too soon. Last week I was showing off my Spring shoots and flowers. Today I have three inches of snow on the ground, and I am waiting to go to the airport to fly out, with promises of freezing rain later in the day. I got quite a few photos of the snow falling yesterday. The birds were very active, but my kitties

Will Spring Ever Get Here

Purple Hellebore

Will Spring ever get here? Despite what the folks in the Midwest and East are experiencing, I am seeing a few signs that Spring will get here eventually. See what I mean.

I Can’t Believe It’s Fall Already

Red Pinwheel Dahlia

Wow. I have been very lax in posting through the most beautiful part of the Summer. I just can’t believe it is Fall already. My Dahlias I planted in my new Dahlia Bed have been spectacular. And my Tomato Harvest has been the best ever. I have been a little distracted by a couple of projects I have been working on. I’ll tell you about those too.

Where Is The Summer Going

Where Is Summer Going

Where is the Summer going? It seems like it was just Spring. Now I am deadheading to make way for late Summer blooms. The garden is doing well. Come and take a look at what I have in late July.

Two Easy Frugal Garden Tips

Elephant Garlic Flower

I have a couple of easy, frugal garden tips that I wanted to pass along for how to get cheap alliums and for using recycled door mats in your garden.

The Case of The Disappearing Shade Garden

The Sawed Off Limb

Lo and behold we lost a limb on a tree in our volcano strip. The city removed the limb, but this left a huge hole in the tree canopy and a lot less shade for my shade garden. Take a look at what happened.

My Solstice Daylilies

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Happy Solstice! It is the start of Summer and I thought that I would show you some of my Solstice Daylilies, which are my some of my first Summer flowers to bloom. These are the start of the nearly 20 varieties that I have. Come along and take a look.

Sunny Flowers On A Rainy Day

Favorite Yellow And Purple Daylily

The weather has been erratic. And it has been raining again this morning. Still I got a chance to get out and take some pictures of some Sunny Flowers on a Rainy Day. Come and see some that are brightening up my garden.

My Dopey Bird Fountain

My Dopey Bird Fountain

OK Guys.  I have been very remiss with shooting images of my garden.  With one cat that was sick and another cat that had been injured twice in two weeks, and is now minus a nail and plus a bandage.  We have had quite a time with the vet….and the vet bill.  This is about the best that I could do for a post.  My

Visit To The Olive Mill

Olive Trees And Lavender

What a wonderful we had to an Olive Mill for some Olive Oil Tasting, and tasting other goodies too. The view is spectacular and the weather was perfect. And the gardens and wildflowers were lovely. This was a perfect day.

First Irises

First Irises 1

It is the start of the Iris season and I am getting my First Irises blooming in my garden. Come with me to take a look at these early blooms in my new Iris bed. I’m testing out the new Macro Lens for my camera on them.