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Published Thursday, November 19, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Old cedar tree

This is the bottom half of our giant cedar tree, estimated to be perhaps 300 years old. There’s about twice as much tree above as is shown. The trunk is four or five feet in diameter. The recent wind has dropped the older leaves onto the lawn, eventually to be raked into mulch. Many, many birds live in its branches. I love our tree.

Discarded leaves beneath a very old cedar tree

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Published Tuesday, October 27, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sundew bud

I adore my little carnivorous plant, a Cape sundew. It eats fruit flies and soil gnats! A few short months ago I transplanted the three little plants that were in a 2″ pot into a 4″ pot, filled with sphagnum moss. They are so happy—I need a bigger pot already! One just bloomed and now the second one is getting a flower.

Care tips: 1) Must sit in an outer pot kept filled with water about halfway up. 2) NEVER give it fertilizer. The bugs feed it. Learned this the hard way.

Tiny droplets attract fruit flies and soil gnats on the Drosera capensis, commonly known as the Cape sundew

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Published Friday, October 23, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

I brought the plants inside

I live in the Pacific Northwest so it gets kind of cold, with some frost, at least, most years. So that means moving the houseplants inside (ideally on an overcast day) and then finding room for them, which is the hard part. I’m still rearranging. South windows are so great in the winter, especially in Seattle. That low-angled sunshine (when it appears) will come all the way into the room in a few weeks. Outside the window is a peach tree on the right and on the left in back, a huge, ancient cedar tree.

Houseplants and shadows in a quick Seattle sunbreak

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Published Monday, October 12, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose

A bouquet of late roses, for you.

A Peace rose is the star of this bouquet from my garden

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Published Sunday, October 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fallen rose petal

Sometimes just one rose petal is enough to tell the story. Autumn is here.

A single rose petal falls on the table.

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Published Thursday, October 8, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Drying hydrangeas

This is the perfect time to see if any of your hydrangeas are ripe for drying. The petals need to be crepe-y,  sort of wrinkled, but still have good color. I put them in an inch of water, at the most. When the water evaporates in a few days, the flowers should still look wonderful. Voila!

Blue hydrangea flowers in a glass vase

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Published Tuesday, October 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Three roses

While natural light is my fave, here’s some person-made light illuminating my bouquet of garden roses.

Ready for her close up, a perfect Sundowner rose in the evening

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Published Thursday, October 1, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Three succulents

The only name I know for sure is string of pearls for the middle one. Some kind of rosette with pink-gray leaves on the left, and the weirdest one, a cactus with long papery spines that are kind of like fingernails, but very pointy indeed, on the right. We’ll be getting sun in this window all winter.

Some succulents in the afternoon sun

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Published Friday, September 25, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two bouquets

Another rose photo of the flowers I had to pick before the big rains here in Seattle. A lot of rain ruins roses.

Garden roses in a bowl and a vase, on my kitchen table

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Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kitchen bouquets

A different mood from the roses photo in the post just below, and showing more of them:

Roses in the kitchen at night

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Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cut your roses before a big rain

I have over a dozen rose bushes out front, and I love to look out at them, preferring to leave them where others can also enjoy them. But a big rain is predicted (2-3″ in a couple of days), and I know that it will just beat up and ruin all the opened ones, so what could I do? I had to pick them.

Fragrant roses on my kitchen counter, before a big rain

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Published Saturday, September 19, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink ladies

Also called “naked ladies” for their habit of flowering in the summer without their leaves, which appear and disappear earlier in the year. But I think they kind of look like naked ladies anyway, don’t they? At least some pink versions.

In Northern CA where I lived for many years these amaryllis relatives thrived and multiplied on sunny banks, no rain at all in the summer, creating masses of pink bliss every August. I am thrilled that I can get these to bloom at all in Seattle.

Pink Ladies or Belladona flowers are fragrant, too!

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