I am In Search Of Spring. This is the time of year that I crave. The long gray days of winter are starting brighten and bulbs and shrubs are beginning to show signs of life. Come and see what Signs of Spring I have found in my garden and what Spring Flowers are beginning to show themselves.
I have three Cats In The Garden. But this post is just a few photos of my Orange Boy, Raja. Come and take a look at how cute and “innocent” he is.
During a week of freezing temperatures and Freezing Fog, we have had a lot of frost near our home. Nothing prepared me for the Winter Wonderland we saw in a neighboring town with Hoar Frost, otherwise called Radiation Frost. The very moist Freezing Fog had deposited a layer of white on everything that looked like snow, but wasn’t. Come and take a look at some of these amazing photos.
I Couldn’t Wait To Buy Seeds. With a new raised bed to plant out with Vegetable Seeds. I have been anxious to plan my vegetable beds and have been scouring Seed Catalogs. Hadn’t yet received the one from Territorial Seeds, so I went online and bought. Do you think that Spring will start earlier now that I have my seeds?
It is a Frosty January Morning and I was able to get quite a few frosty pictures of my leaves and plants covered with the heavy frost that descended upon us with the freezing fog. Come and take a look.
A beautiful January Sunrise at my home in the Pacific Northwest. I had this great opportunity to take Photos At Sunrise this morning and would like to share. Take a look.
Taking time Remembering 2012. This has been a truly incredible year with my trip of a lifetime to Italy and Venice, Florence and Rome. On to Israel to spend Passover with my son and some time being a tourist. And my nieces wedding and a trip to Yosemite in August. Come with me as I look back and see some of the wonderful sights.
Here are my best wishes for everyone for a Merry Christmas, Happy Winter and Happy Solstice. Hope that yours is Merry and Bright!
Christmas Table Runner Finished, at last. Take a look at this latest addition to my housemate’s Christmas Decorations. I quilted a Table Runner for her after having made table runners for both Hanukkah and Rosh HaShanah for me. I thought it was time I made something nice for her holidays too. She liked how it turned out. Come take a look.
Winter is here. Once the holidays are over and a peaceful winter replaces the shiny lights, how do we now maintain Winter Interest In The Garden. You don’t have to settle for dead and brown, there are Winter Blooming Plants to lift the spirits. Here are some of my Winter Bloomers and a few more to give you some ideas. Take a look.
I just picked the Last Of The Roses here in my Zone 8 Garden right here in Oregon. Can you believe that? Yet here they are, a little beaten up, but budding and blooming. It has been so mild that I haven’t done Fall Rose Pruning until now. Take a look at my last roses and a few tips on fall pruning.
Hanukkah Decorations Finally Up with only two days to spare. I was really late Decorating For Hanukkah this year. I am usually at least a week and sometimes two weeks ahead of time. But better late than never. So here they are. Take a look. Also, take a look at my Latkes Recipe. Yumm!
I have been making this Pumpkin Crumble Recipe for years as a Pumpkin Pie Alternative. It is great when you don’t have time to make Pumpkin Pie and it is just as good, if not better. Take a look at the recipe and enjoy!
We have wonderful wines here in Oregon and frequently do Wine Tasting a a local winery. But we were surprised to find there was an Olive Mill with Olive Oil Tasting in our area. My trip to Italy in spring and introduced me to the spicy flavor of fresh olive oil. This excursion to an Olive Grove and Mill right here in Oregon did not disappoint.
This Easy Orange Baked Chicken Recipe is one of my favorite standby recipes that I have used for baking chicken, turkey and even salmon. It is easy and yummy. I hope that you will enjoy.
Feeding Birds In Winter – I have lots of birds that come to my yard and I try my best to keep my birds fed. Here are a few tips for choosing the right bird food and what kinds of birds eat different kinds of food. Hummingbirds also are here year round, so I keep them fed with hummingbird nectar and try to keep the hummingbird feeders from freezing.
With Fall in full swing, I still have some Fall Garden Hangers On. Although I have fall color in my garden, there are still some flowers blooming and even a few previews of Spring. Take a look.
Here in the Northwest, we have wonderful berries. One of our favorite things to do is make Jam with them. Here is a Mixed Berry Low Sugar Jam Recipe for one that we made this summer. It is Really Yummy! Come and take a look.
How To Make Quick And Easy Homemade Parchment – is a quick tutorial on an easy way I learned to make some beautiful Parchment Looking Paper that you can use for Note Cards, Envelopes, Calendar Covers and more for your Winter Holiday Crafts. Take a look, and enjoy making some of your own.
Just take a look at this Asheville Fall Color. On our recent trip to Asheville NC, we got to see some of the beautiful Fall Color in the leaves, scenery, the beautiful crafts and cool quirky city. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Come and take a look at some of what we saw.