Thursday, October 19, 2017

80 Foot Steel Kraken on the Kodiak Queen

So it's obviously been quite a while since I posted. I worked a lot in the garden this summer because it was so warm and beautiful, but that meant that I wasn't on the computer much. Here is something from that I hope you enjoy, and a link to the full article

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Timelapse Video of Thunderstorms by Chad Cowan

As usual, I found a great video over on This is that I hope you enjoy just as much as I did. I love the Great Pacific Northwest, but I really, really miss the thunderstorms of the Midwest. Growing up in Michigan, it was one of the best parts of summer, except for when the cable would go out as a result! Chad is on Instagram, and I just started following him, because I don't want to miss out on anything new.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Mike Luckovich - May 26, 2017

Nothing major to report, I am enjoying the beautiful weather we are having for this Memorial Day Weekend, which is warmer and drier than what we normally get. The flower beds are coming along, my Honeysuckle Vine is just starting to bloom, and the Delphiniums I planted last year are coming along nicely.

Last weekend I got a single light pink blooming Peony, and am probably going to start digging a spot to plant it this weekend. I also got a pink Salvia and planted that in the back with the goal of attracting more Humming Birds, and it's working already! The Sweet Pea seeds I started in doors did well, and I planted those several weeks ago, and am continuing to try and train them up the bamboo stakes. I have some Lupines I started from seed as well, but not early enough. They are definitely too small to bloom this year, but I am hoping they grow and develop into nice healthy plants for next year.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter 2017

We had a pretty nice day today. It was good for me to have a relaxing day after working hard at home the last week or so, on top of a stressful two weeks at work.
I got two more everbearing strawberries to add to the three I got last summer. They really took a beating this winter, but I'm hoping they rebound.
I also got a Veronica "Georgia Blue" ground cover that I couldn't resist because of the color. I planted it in the corner near one of the rosebushes - we'll see how that works.
I'm so thrilled my Firespray tulips came up successfully - they did not disappoint. I also am really enjoying the Violets that were already here around the house. The colors are all beautiful!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring 2017

We had a chilly but mostly sunny day today, the last day of winter. I'm happy to report that it looks like the majority of what I planted last year survived our rough winter. I'm extra excited because the tulips I planted are all coming up - this will be a first for me.

Yesterday when I was waiting to catch the bus into town around noon, three Trumpeter Swans flew right overhead. So cool. Here is a picture of the day lilies from the last week, and today's Mutts comic strip, enjoy!