Halos Around The Sun

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 …

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. …

Rufous Hummingbirds Are Here

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

I Spoke Too Soon Snow Day

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 …