Thursday, February 22, 2007

Miniature Daffodil

Miniature daffodils in the garden are now coming out to meet the crocus that have been blooming in the garden for a couple weeks. This daffodil even had a little visitor if you look real close.

Dressed for spring

Crocus in a lovely fluted skirt of purple!

Little faces of spring

I love crocus, God's promise to spring! They bloom even before the daffodils and have such pretty faces.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

New owners

Sunday I put a bird house back up after it was knocked down by a winter storm. I went out on Monday morning to clean it up for new ownership but the owners moved in before I was able to do the cleanup, so I didn't charge them with any cleanup fees!

First Color

Still January and I have the whole garden ready for spring. This is the first color in the garden with more to come. The birds have already picked out their bird houses and are already cleaning them up to get ready for nesting.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Jengibre in the snow

Jengibre out in the snow. We do not get a lot of snow in the Willamette valley in Oregon, so when we do it is always a big deal. It started snowing here yesterday and is suppose to continue through Friday, just off and on and not a lot but just enough to make everything post card perfect. Below are just a few pictures I took in the garden. Whether you live where you get a lot of snow or where you never get snow, I hope you will like them.




Sunday, January 07, 2007

MyKia birdwatching

MyKia watching the bird activity at the bird feeeder in the back garden. I had just filled it and went to get my camera as the birds began to feed at the newly filled feeder. But he made the better subject!

Saturday, January 06, 2007


I got my new 100mm F2.8 Macro lens a couple days ago. I think I will have fun with it this spring and summer. I went out and clicked a couple pictures in between rain showers, but there is not much to see right now, that is still pretty that is. And it is cold out there, ha, ha!
Anyway here is a quick sample photo. But when I set up my monopod or tripod this summer they should be sharper and clearer. Hand held, I never seem to keep my hand steady enough.

Who is that masked --- ?

This cat has a home and I wish he would use it. He has learned how to use our pet door and makes himself at home sleeping on the couch at night. Eating tuna from my cats bowls and hanging out in the back garden on his off time. He is a nice cat but I wish his owners would take better care of him. They work by day and leave him out in the elements while they are at work and they leave him outside at night when they are home even on the freezing nights we have had. Frankly I don't know why they have him at all.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A touch of summer

Always at the New Year I am ready for summer! I had a cold for Thanks Giving and another one for Christmas.
Even my cats are coughing and sneezing! About this time of year I am ready to move to a year round warm climate.

So I thought I would post a summer or spring flower a day for awhile. Maybe it will bring a little summer into your cold winter too. And those of you that have summer where you live year round maybe you could share some of your warmth with us to warm up with!!!!
{{{{BRR}}}}, Summer where are you?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Rainy day peanuts

He comes to the front window everyday and perches on a small metal bird feeder I have there. He bends down to look in the window to see if I have seen him yet. When he sees me start for the front door when I have seen him, he flies over to this feeder and perches on its head while I place his peanuts below. Then I stand-IN THE RAIN- right next to him until he can maneuver 2 peanuts in his beak and fly away. Then he lets me take his pictures while I talk to him from just a foot or two away... that is why I call him my pet Blue Jay.

It has been raining for days, so that is the reason for his bedraggled look! So, is the fate of Oregon Blue Jays!