Every springtime Judy’s gorgeous clematis visits! I’ll snip off a couple of slips to grow against the back fence. My valerian plant is just about to flower. Hummers really like them. Dingo discovered my asparagus plants! She loves it so much, she ate every single […]
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Happy Belated Friday from my Garden!
These photographs were taken April 11 during Portland’s late and unusual snowfall. Most of my plants are very cold-hardy and have survived major ice storms. This late cold snap did damage a few plants, but they should recover with time. My little friend looked cold! […]
Happy Easter from my snowy Neighborhood!
We had a delightfully snowy morning last Monday. I got up and raced out the door before even drinking my coffee! Our neighborhood was quiet and so peaceful! And I was smitten with this fun Easter Garden up the Loop. I’m not fond of the […]
Sunny … with a chance of poppies
Fluffy … puffy cotton candy clouds, sweet memories of times past. Warm summer days lazily drifting away like clouds in the sky. Prickly … tickly tall blades of grass, sweet memories of times past. Warm summer days lazily gazing through poppies up at the sky. The […]
Happy Friday from my Plum Tree!
The year after planting this plum tree we got a bumper crop of fruit! But ever since, when the tree awakens in the spring there are lots of blossoms, but no fruit. Nontheless, I love this tree! It provides nectar for hummers and mason bees […]
Be Smart! And have a Heart!
Hard to believe that it’s been well over one year now since the onset of the pandemic. Life changed in ways most of us could have never imagined. Well, at least not I. Through all the ups and downs of Covid19, it was often difficult […]
Zunday Zen … The Cycle of Life
fallen pinecones decaying blooms prickly conifer needles springtime sunbeams a picturesque naturemade mess The Cycle of Life! 🙂
Baby! It’s Cold Outside!
When the weather people announced snow for Portland last week, I got excited. “Lucky me”, I thought! “I’ll build a snowman!” 😉 Anticipating cold temps, I plugged in my hummer feeder heater to keep the nectar from freezing. Soon, snowflakes were falling, a frigid gorge […]
Autumn Magic at the Oregon Garden
Can you hear the leaves crunching underfoot? water striders and sunlit autumn afternoons always float my boat. Late October was the perfect time to visit the Oregon Garden for fall colors. Four large brick reflecting pools and and forty brick planters occupy this garden plaza. Each […]
Autumn Magic at the Oregon Garden, Part 3
Every time I’m at the Oregon Garden I stop at this sign and then … … head down this narrow path towards the Secret Garden … … only to remember, when I come around the bend, that this is a dead end … The view […]
Autumn Magic at the Oregon Garden, Part 2
If you turn right outside the Visitors Center you’ll walk right into the Fuchsia Garden. Dozens of enormous hardy fuchsias grow there on the hillsid . Some are 6 to 7 foot high. Since we haven’t had any frost around the area fuchsias are still in full […]
Zunday Zen … Dazzling Dew Drops
Under gloomy skies summer’s fragrant last blossoms dazzle in first fall rain.
Zunday Zen … Summer’s Gone
Autumn sun sparkles while summer’s drifting away … one leaf at a time. Summer seems to have come to a sudden end here in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve had quite a few rainy days already and the nights are getting cooler. Slowly the leaves are […]
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge … Mood
Sideways Geese in the Sky Snow from the blog The Snow Melts Somewhere picked the theme Mood for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. You can click right here to see her beautiful sunflower, which should make everyone smile and get into a sunny mood! You can […]
Meditation in Moments … Robins of the Round Table
No need to squabble Robins of the Round Table Plenty to go ’round Since yesterday morning, a flock of 40+ robins has been hanging out in my garden. They arrived shortly after I filled up the birdbaths with fresh water in the morning. A few […]
Up Close & Personal … The Spotted Towhee
This spotted towhee visited my garden last Sunday after it had snowed. The clouds had mostly drifted off into the distance and sun rays were peeking through the forest. The afternoon lighting was beautiful and the neighborhood quiet. Suddenly this distinctly patterned bird hopped right […]
Come gather inside let there be peace for today at home, in the world. Happy Thanksgiving! Sabine
Zunday Zen … A Solitary Walk
Solitary walk leaves crunching underfoot … in autumn’s golden glow. Sunshine, lustrous fall colors and silence are what I found on my afternoon hike. I encountered only a handful of humans, one lone mushroom and a view of Mount Hood. It appeared almost close enough […]