Thanks to Frank for hosting Tuesday Photo Challenge! This week’s challenge: Bugs! I’ve not had my phone with me while pruning in my garden and seen true bugs — though I have plenty of images of the butterflies and bees buzzing in my garden 🙂 True Bugs are in the Hemiptera Order and includes cicada,… Continue reading Insects (not true bugs!) 🐝🦋
This is what we started with — a monoculture of of grass. For many in this suburban community, the epitome of suburban bliss. For me? An eyesore. So, it began… Oh what changes the front yard has made! This was after the first summer when I dug up the turf grass adjacent to all the… Continue reading Transformation of our yard, 2017
There is always work to do when you own a home. A few months ago, with no leaves on the deciduous trees, the fort only wanted for a good wash and clear coat sealant. However, with our busy spring now far behind us, and summer in the Pacific Northwest in our midst, we found our… Continue reading Fort Maintenance, July 2017
Gardening is a passion of mine – not only because it’s wonderful to be outside, work the earth with your hands, reap the benefits of a beautiful organic garden for edibles and simple beauty. I also garden for wildlife and creating a restorative habitat on my little lot of land – pollinators, birds, amphibians, and… Continue reading Green Elephant Gardening
Summer Strawberries🍓 So delicious, so many, I couldn’t resist trying my hand at a summer drink after seeing a favorite Eastside Seattle eatery, Deru Market, post their version of this luscious drink – Challenge Accepted! I trolled recipes and, since I love basil, I opted to also add this. Mmmmmmm… 🌿 So… Continue reading Strawberry Bourbon Smash
Bunny disarmed by Robin Hairy Woodpeckers Mmmmmmm……Organic Strawberries from the vine! More Daylillies Echinacea (Purple Headed Coneflower) What’s growing in your garden?