Photos by Tag: garden

June 14th, 2007

Wild thing

I don’t know what kind of flower it is, but I like its attitude. This backyard garden resident (okay, it’s a pulsatilla) is a wild thing!

June 7th, 2007

Behold the calalily

June is bustin’ out all over, with garden flowers like this calalily providing bright spots in our days even when the sun is hiding.

May 14th, 2007

Tree peony

Mom was the honored recipient of the first cut flower from this tree peony, my personal favorite among backyard garden flowers. My children’s mother gets full credit for keeping our garden beautiful.

April 12th, 2007

Bursting forth

I know this heading sounds like a phrase from an old English poem, but the reality is we have dozens of rhododendron blossoms bursting at the seams as a combination of rain and spring sun encourage rapid growth. Unfortunately, their “cousin” the weed is thriving, too. Pleasure and pain, intertwined.

April 4th, 2007

More sun, please

Sun levels have been disappointing in recent days, but the evidence is clear … there has been enough light and warmth to start things popping in the wonderful world of Fidalgo Island flora. Backyard splashes of color to date include cherry blossoms, camelia bush and a couple of rhodies. Of course, daffodils and tulips are […]

August 12th, 2006

Seeking nectar

Our lavender bushes are “the place to be” these days. I spent a few minutes with my camera and observed at least three types of bees, a moth and a butterfly flitting about the purple blossoms. I love digital photography in this case, as there are so many “rejects” in an effort to capture one […]

June 1st, 2006

Cedar waxwing

I only got one shot off, and it was through the living room window, so this photo of a visiting Cedar waxwing falls into the “soft focus” category. But they’re so pretty I decided to post the image anyway, with hopes that I can replace it with a sharp image in the coming days. We’ve […]

May 31st, 2006

Traffic jam

If you fill them (bird feeders, that is), they WILL come. We’re currently suffering from periodic traffic jams as goldfinches and miscellaneous other flying piggies descend on our backyard garden feeders. We actually love playing host to these beautiful birds, which contribute splashes of color as seasonal weather brings forth blossoms around the yard.

April 20th, 2006

Bustin’ out

Several rhododendron bushes are sprouting forth blossoms as April prepares to give way to May. Thursday’s overcast skies provided nice, even light in my outdoor “gallery.” To see more garden photos, see Activities section under “Garden macros.”

January 10th, 2006

A powdering

It wasn’t much compared to November’s snow, but I awakened Wednesday to find a light layer of the white stuff in the neighborhood. Snow and ice beautifully decorated the leaves of this garden plant.

May 9th, 2005

Sticking around

After doing some desperately needed weeding Sunday, I grabbed my camera for a couple of laps around the garden. One of my “finds” was this little stick bug with brilliant blue body armor. He was quite patient with me, for which I am grateful.

April 22nd, 2004

Busy bees

It was a busy afternoon in the garden Thursday. I grabbed the camera and stalked a few busy bees working our heather bush, then chased a couple of ladybugs around. Also spent a brief time with some tent caterpillars, who lost the war.

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