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Published Saturday, November 19, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Air plant shadows

After a nice soak and shake, these mostly tillandsia air plants are almost dry enough to go back on my windowsill.

Air plants basking in the fall afternoon sunshine

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Published Wednesday, November 2, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sedum on a pumpkin

Some garden friends got together and we made a bunch of these autumn decor cuties with sedum from our gardens, craft supplies like hot glue, and mini pumpkins. Super easy, super fun. We didn’t scoop and plant with dirt, just glued them on. Maybe some of the sedums will make it enough to be rooted later. Or not.

Some moss, dried cones, and colorful sedum make a beautiful fall decor piece. Doesn’t it look like a flower?

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Published Tuesday, November 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall light in my living room

My living room jungle is coming alive with the lower light angling in from the southern exposure.

Thanksgiving cactus bloomed for Halloween this year.

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Published Saturday, October 22, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Single rose

This is from a Crimson Glory rosebush I rooted from a cutting a few years ago. Here in Seattle we are expecting big rain, finally, so I picked this fall blossom.

Crimson Glory rose with a bud, in a glass vase

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Published Monday, September 26, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hardy fuchsia in my garden

Hardy fuchsia is very good in the fall garden, still going strong. Blooms in shade or sun. They look like earrings to me. What do they look like to you?

Red and purple hardy fuchsia flowers

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Published Thursday, September 22, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace roses backlit

Finally spent a little time cleaning up the rose bed. I get to be out there among them, admiring them, and they get all tidied up. My favorite time of day, too.

A spray of Peace roses, backlit in the late afternoon sun

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Published Wednesday, September 7, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double Delight roses

These are some of my very favorite roses, with their sweet and spicy scent. You can see the color varies from bloom to bloom.

Brilliantly colored Double Delight roses live up to their name

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Published Monday, September 5, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Early girl tomatoes

This year is amazing and we are only getting started. This is about 3 pounds of Early Girl tomatoes, with the window reflecting on the shiny surface.

Early Girl tomatoes, just picked

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Published Monday, August 22, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Late hostas

In a local Seattle park, I saw a different kind of hosta that’s only starting to bloom right now in mid-August, much later than mine at home nearby. The starry white flowers had a sweet fragrance.

White flowers and unopened buds grace this sweet smelling hosta

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Published Monday, August 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea tiny flowers

I love these tiny, lacy flowers within the flowers, within the flowers! that some hydrangeas have. With our acidic soils here in the Pacific Northwest, they are certainly blue!

hydrangea in the garden

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Published Sunday, August 14, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

So many blueberries

I guess the fertilizing and compost I added at the right time, plus the fact that the bushes are over a dozen years old, had something to do with the incredible blueberry harvest this year. YUM. The pie was the best ever.

Sweet blueberries, ready for a pie

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Published Wednesday, August 10, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender Grosso

I am lucky enough to have surprisingly good conditions for growing lavender. Most of it is pretty much spent at this time of year, but the lavender grosso blooms latest and is still nice to pick and dry. Intensely fragrant, it’s good in little organza bags in your closet to repel moths. But maybe I should make a wreath?

Just harvested lavender grosso, ready to dry for sachet or cooking.

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