Category Archives: flowers

~ In A Vase On Monday ~ Tulips Inside ~

With no bright sunlight or warmth outside, in order to see what my new tulips look like once opened, I picked three blossoms. To add some other texture and color I added lilac, red-flowering currant and brunnera stems. The vase … Continue reading

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~ Two-Lips ~ WPC: Awakening ~

“If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.” Gail Sheehy Spring is here, and so are the (almost) constant rains that make the Pacific Northwest such a verdant place! Since I took this … Continue reading

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~ Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be… ~

Upon my retirement over five years ago, my time has been mine to manage. When I think “I’d rather be…” I have to say “…and what/who is stopping me?” As I scrolled through my ever-expanding email inbox this morning, I … Continue reading

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~ Pussy Willow & Daffodil ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

It was a mild weekend at Long Beach — the marsh is shrinking at a time when I expect it to be growing. On a walk yesterday, I picked a few miniature daffodils growing where they appeared to have naturalized … Continue reading

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~ Winter Garden Joys ~ WPC: Tour Guide ~

On a warm 59f (15c) afternoon this week my back yard beckoned. While raking up branches and fir cones, I found some little lovelies offering color along the way. Many primroses have been blooming all winter. These white ones look … Continue reading

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~ Porcelain Berry Vine ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

A third day of sunshine, with a week of rain in the forecast inspired me to assemble this unruly posy of Aster, the last of my Rudbeckia, with the lovely fruits of Variegated Porcelain Berry Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata – ‘Elegans’). The … Continue reading

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~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Roses and Asters in a ceramic stein made in Belgium. Dad shipped a pitcher and four steins to Mom when he was serving in Europe during WWII. The rain started falling Sunday morning and the scent of Autumn is in … Continue reading

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