It finally got warm around here. A little too warm. Near (or slightly above) 90 at our home three days in a row. Not today, of course, when I had planned a little garden tea with my mother and one of our children! Today we’ll be lucky to reach 70. Still, the warmth was wonderful […]
Yesterday we worked for several hours. Today we were supposed to go to a soccer game (OL Reign) in Seattle, but my darling Tom looked at me and observed that it was a very good day for gardening and we had a lot of plants that needed attention. So we worked in the front/entry garden […]
It’s been a while again, so a quick tour may be helpful. I had a quick “sprint” through the pond garden this afternoon before I wandered down the driveway a bit to do some warm-weather gardening. I really love the warmer weather. My joints don’t hurt as much, and I am not cold all the […]
Halfway through April, and there is a lot going on in the garden. A cold frame appeared last weekend, so this weekend it got some plants! The daffodils continue to delight in the shady grove by the Asian Pears and Apples. The gooseberry in front of some of the limbs that fell in January. Trying […]
A friend “commissioned” this scarf (we traded creative endeavors), here it is in process today. I will set the color, wash it and iron it tomorrow. This is likely the last scarf of the year for me, as I need to focus now on the garden and school.
Here is a gallery of pics from my parents’ place, showing the lovely path my father crafted on one side of the house. They have planted tulips and groundcovers, and added pavers to the path. Enjoy the gallery! Click the thumbnail to see the full-size image. Sorry they’re not better quality, cell phones only do […]
The elder stidkid took these lovely pics for me about two weeks ago, but I was saving them for today. Here are some of the pretty sights in the yard — all non-native. There is often a lot of bad news coverage about the earth: climate change, habitat devastation, natural disasters. It is good to […]
This is what was outside my front door yesterday, such lovely little daffodils. They’re about 4″ tall, they herald the arrival of the bigger ones. You can see the pink hybrid hyacinths are getting ready to bloom in the lower right corner. And last night, we had some visitors, sorry about the quality of this, […]
It looked so pretty today in the sunlight that I had to take a picture. Each “stem” has at least 40 perfectly formed miniature blooms. From a distance, they look like grass flowers.
The stidkid took this picture for me yesterday. I can hardly wait to be able to get outside and work again!