Happy Earth Day

April 22nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Earth day, a day that people (hopefully) send some time thinking about their impacts on the planet and how they can make some small difference, finding some small ways that they can make a change that may inconvenience them a little bit but which can help the earth ins some tiny manner. I haven't picked [...]

Spring has arrived

March 26th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Just playing with the new Lensbaby Velvet 85 lens that Kirk picked up for me on a recent trip to Portland. The lenses are manufactured in Portland, there is no sales tax in Oregon, and Kirk was going to be there for a few days and could bring it back duty free. The savings added [...]

Autumn Fern

June 4th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

June 4, 2017 - So many things in the garden are so late, and some succumbed to the cold winter or the overly wet spring and disappeared completely. I thought my autumn ferns were gone but they have all, slowly but surely, pushed out their new bronze foliage and proven me wrong. I went and [...]

Better Late than Never

May 29th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 29, 2017 - My lilacs are finally opening...about four weeks late this year and the bloom set doesn't look to be spectacular, but at least that heady scent I love so much is finally in the air. The rhododendrons are also weeks behind, and only now is the lilac rhodo finally fully blooming. The [...]

Hanging around

May 28th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 28, 2017 - It's funny, just a week ago I was complaining about how cold it I'm borderline too hot. I chose to live in a temperate climate, but it seems to be getting hotter every summer, and for longer. (I'm such a Goldilocks when it comes to the weather.) Granted, this winter and [...]

Band-tailed Pigeon

May 21st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

One of our new garden residents, a shy band tailed pigeon. Native to the West Coast, but shy and not frequently seen, our new bird feeder has coaxed them down from their hidden perches high in the cedar trees. A few weeks ago we looked out and could see the crappy little feeder that we [...]

Day 329 – Death of a Giant

November 24th, 2016|Photo a Day - The Rest of 2016?|

November 24, 2016 - Feeling overwhelming sadness and guilt..... Today the second tree came down. It wasn't an easy removal, though it was faster than the first, but not by much, the crew was still here for over five hours. There weren't many live limbs left on it, at least not compared to how many [...]

Day 328 – End of an era

November 23rd, 2016|Photo a Day - The Rest of 2016?|

November 23, 2016 - When we bought our home a big part of the allure was the yard and the huge hemlock trees that were about 150' tall. Unfortunately they have been shedding increasingly frighteningly large branches that are rotten. After having a stream of arborists through for quotes for limbing, in which each and [...]