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Summer Is Fading September 7, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Colours,Cosmos,Flowers,Gardening,Gardens — Janet @ 6:34 pm

IMG_4312  Last of the summer flowers – cosmos

IMG_4309  It’s back to school time – that’s grandson Ethan on the left – in 3rd grade in a brand new school

IMG_4307  son James and grandson Sean marching in to 2nd grade

IMG_4301  reflecting on the new library

IMG_4304  preschool lineup – in a hazy atmosphere  (smoke and ash from nearby wildfires)

IMG_4310 one of my favorite cats has reappeared


On My Walk…… June 15, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Flowers,Gardening,Gardens — Janet @ 6:13 pm

On my walk this overcast/rainy morning I noted:

IMG_3465  Doorways in need of refurbishment

IMG_3464  a good idea for supporting sweet peas

IMG_3460  lovely salmon color blooms

IMG_3456  the black and white cat of yesterday – staying inside this morning looking out at the raindrops

IMG_3455  furry looking red foliage contrasting the blue blossoms



Colorful Month Of June June 14, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Colours,Flowers,Gardening,Gardens,June,Seasons,Spring — Janet @ 5:18 pm

On my walk this morning I saw:

IMG_3454  Reds on Mary Street, Ballard

IMG_3453  another colorful garden with striking Red Hot Pokers

IMG_3452  a rather quirky miniature garden

IMG_3451  2 cats having an early morning visit cat-style?  the black and white cat is obvious – the other cat is a long-haired fluffy orangey one in the doorway of the house


A Stroll Around My Neighborhood April 29, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Flowers,Seasons,Spring — Janet @ 2:56 pm

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Back to my own kitchen


I love this time of year – so much color and changing by the day.


Skagit Valley Trip April 7, 2017

Filed under: Environment,Flowers,Seasons,Skagit Valley,Spring — Janet @ 3:38 pm

17834031_10154457672657043_1903145563944206139_o   Daffodils blooming in the Skagit Valley

Photo credit: Llomsdalen

I’ve been trying to organize a trip to the Skagit Valley this past week.  Each day it didn’t happen for one reason or another.  Plans have now shifted to next week when the tulips should be in bloom.  Such a gorgeous vista – I want to see it LIVE.

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Gardening For Bio-Diversity March 27, 2017

Filed under: Airfield,Art works,Artists,Claude Monet,Flowers,Images,Nature — Janet @ 1:48 pm

Poppies MonetGardening for Bio-Diversity Love this image from Rubalcava Horticultural Services in County Wicklow Ireland.  It reminds me also of a field of wildflowers at Airfield, an urban farm near my former home in Dublin.  Or Monet’s famous painting of a field of Poppies.


Start Your Day……. March 24, 2017

17342655_774545312711136_7201039594426454023_n  Start your day with this beautiful photo of Spring in Ireland – a contrast of green and yellow – thanks to Sarah Rubalcava of Rubalcava Horticultural Services.

Sarah’s mom (and my friend) Magda Rubalcava is an award winning internationally renown tapestry weaver – wouldn’t this make a spectacular tapestry?