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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 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 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 Sunday, September 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hardy fuchsias, just watered

Trying to get my garden well watered ahead of a big heat wave coming up. These small flowered hardy fuchsias bloom so well in the late summer garden.

Hardy fuchsias actually like quite a bit of sun, unlike the other, tender kinds

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Published Saturday, July 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainy rosebud

Seattle certainly has been having a cool and rainy spring and summer, so far. The way roses look after a light rain, however, is priceless.

Rosebud after a light rain

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Published Tuesday, June 9, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sundew, drosera capensis

I love my little sundew plant. It’s a carnivorous plant that eats fruit flies and soil gnats. A bog plant, so likes to sit in water in the outer pot, and you must never fertilize as the little bugs is all the food it wants. Can you see a speck or two of bugs it’s feasting on right now? When it gets warmer there will be more fruit flies for it.

Sundew drosera capensis very happy after being repotted.

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Published Sunday, March 8, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring crocus

It’s a special bonus when the time change day is sunny, especially in Seattle. This little crocus and its friend greeted me, all wet from the rain just earlier.

Purple and white crocus blooming in early March in Seattle

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Published Tuesday, January 28, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lake shadows

Shadows from a trip to Lake Cushman, WA, one beautiful July day.

Tree shadows at the shore of Lake Cushman, Washington

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Published Saturday, December 21, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The light returns

Happy Solstice! May the joyful return of the light bring you all you wish for.

Puffy clouds reflecting on the waters of Hood Canal, near Brinnon, Washington

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Published Friday, November 29, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dark sky at the overlook

A striking sky and water scene, just for a moment, at the overlook near my house. Actual color of the image!

Looks like rain is coming, from the overlook of Puget Sound at Normandy Park WA

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Published Monday, November 4, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sailboat at Port Townsend

From the archives, a beautiful May day in Port Townsend, WA.

White sails on the blue water

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Published Saturday, October 5, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sky over Puget Sound

At the Cove in Normandy Park WA last evening, the sky was mostly gray but quite beautiful, I thought.

Sun almost setting over Puget Sound in Washington

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