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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.