Wednesday, July 29, 2009
"We are blessed with memories so we may have jolly snowmen dancing in August and sweet roses with winter snow."
And when it is really hot, revisit those December (18 degrees) & January & March snow photos!
Surely, these hot temps will put an end to some of the slugs.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The Cascara tree berries are ripening and no sight or sound of the Cedar Waxwings yet. I watched another bird family educating the youngsters on these berries. They were very small birds, but not chickadees. I'll try to identify them when I see them again. Once the Waxwings arrive, the berries will disappear quickly.
Above, more to ripen. Looking back at prior year posts, they may be ripening a little early this year. It has been warm and dry.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Do you have a scratch & sniff gadget on your computer? If so, you'll want to use it for this plant. Wonderful curry aroma! I couldn't resist it when I found it on the mid summer sale herb rack.
Apparently, it isn't for eating, though. Websites say it doesn't taste like curry, and I haven't tried it. I just simply pet it and inhale every time I'm near it. A nice, soft texture to the plant's gray foliage, as well.
This isn't the first time I bought some odd plant just because I liked its aroma or foliage!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thanks for hosting the group, Daniel & Michael! You have a beautiful and welcoming spot there!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Above, we started near Ballard, along the ship canal and went under the Fremont bridge. The waterways and connected lakes in Seattle include all sorts of working vessels along with recreational vessels. Through locks, the ocean can be reached. A family of ducks had priority to us in going under this bridge. We had to wait (well, we also thought we might get stuck if we didn't wait until it went up).
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I just happened to see him heading up this stalk. Others were on lily pads, the side of the pond, and on the floating ornamental frog. I think some are still at the swimming stages. It will be a very noisy spring next year when they return in hopes of meeting that someone special!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Next step: Getting the keepers back in the shed.
Nope, the computer isn't really sorted out yet, so I uploaded the photo directly from the camera this time.
Hope everyone had a great 4th!
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
(this would be the picture of the crowded cloche, if I wasn't computer deficient at the moment)
Hope to be back, with photos, soon.