All posts tagged: Happy Friday!

Happy Friday from my Garden!

This week I spent some time birdwatching in my garden. I made a makeshift “bird blind” using an old blanket, a beach chair and an outdoor plant shelf to sit behind/underneath to observe and photograph our backyard visitors. Many birds aren’t all that shy if […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

Yesterday after filling up my bird feeders, I went back outside to see if any birds would come by. It didn’t take more than a few minutes before the regulars flocked in, bringing with them this bright yellow Townsend’s Warbler. It was such a treat […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

Earlier this afternoon I got caught in the flightpath of a delightful flock of bushtits. Dozens of these tiny birds suddenly appeared on the suet feeders in my garden. They chattered, ate and didn’t seem to mind me standing just about a meter from the […]

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Happy Black Friday!

Ominous skies are a given during our seemingly endless rainy season, which made me appreciate these bright red roses even more. I noticed them in the parking lot of my favorite grocery store the other day. Moments after I got back into my car, the […]

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Happy Friday from my Fall Garden!

It’s been raining here non-stop for a day and a half. That has left the air smelling crisp and clean. The leaves are starting to turn color every where you look! Hopefully we’ll get a little sunshine next week so that I can go on […]

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Happy Friday!

Koi carp are beautiful! I’ve often wished for a pond outdoors where I could have a few koi like these. This particular pond is at a local shopping mall in our area, and I never tire of watching them swim about, blow bubbles and interact […]

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Happy Friday from my Fall Garden!

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the early evening light put a golden glow on everything. Garden clean up has been on my to-do-list this week. I am just about finished cleaning up and trimming the plants in the front yard.  Now […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

The changing of seasons always reminds me that nothing in life is static. I’ve been spending a lot of time outside trying to soak in every last ray of sunshine. The daytime temperatures have cooled off, the nights are getting nippy, and we turned on […]

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Happy Friday!

The last two mornings had a definite chill in the air. Fall is arriving! There’s even rain in the forecast. Much of my garden looks heat stressed, despite watering. This summer’s been extremely hot and dry for this area. Rain will be good, especially for […]

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Happy Friday!

Poppies have always been a favorite flower of mine! Imagine my excitement when I noticed this bright patch of poppies growing in a field alongside the road in Jacksonville, Oregon. Lucky for me, there was also a spot where I could safely pull over and […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

During the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time in my garden: weeding, planting, pruning, spreading new mulch and of course sitting on the deck in the evening. The rainy winter can be forgiven and forgotten since we have been rewarded with […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

Much of my time was spent in the yard this week. The cycle of life in the garden seems to be never ending. For every weed I pull out, another one seems to come up!   Late one afternoon I came face to face with […]

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Happy Friday and Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s to a happy weekend and a happy Mother’s Day! To me that also means celebrating all the special woman in our lives, who aren’t necessarily our own mothers. The women I admire the most is Rosalie. Her kindness, creativity, love of gardening and reading, patience, […]

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Happy Friday!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably noticed that I love flowers! As I look out my window, I see the forest behind us: tall native big-leaf maples are leafing out, the wild apple tree has a few white blossoms left […]

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