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Published Sunday, September 24, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brought in roses before the rain

My bedroom overlooks our rose bed, which has about fifteen rosebushes and is in front of the house. Lots of people walk by with their dogs, or just stroll by for a walk. So I am reluctant to cut any roses for bouquets, thus reducing the view for myself and passersby. But a big rain was forecast (finally!), so I cut most of them. Once it rains hard on roses, they don’t look so good for anyone, so best to bring them in.

If only you could smell them, so incredibly sweet! Homegrown roses smell the best.

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Published Wednesday, September 13, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

September tomatoes

The tomato yield has been super this year. I got them in our new raised beds in late May, which is early for tomatoes in Seattle. I thought it might be too early, but the soil warms up a bit faster in raised beds and I think that made a big difference. Also we had evenly beautiful weather this summer, the most beautiful summer I ever remember in the 20 years plus I’ve been here. I almost feel guilty since so many other places in the world had difficult weather, to say the least. But I have enjoyed the balmy, sunny days so much.

Early Girls (the bigger red ones) and lots of yellow pears. The darker burgundy-colored ones are very sweet. Plenty more coming up.

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Published Monday, August 28, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Carding Mill rose

The roses are looking beautiful at my favorite time of day, summertime early evening.

Darling and delicate pink petals on this rose in my garden

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Published Tuesday, July 25, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow garden

A rare double rainbow above my garden last night.

Magic at the end of the rainbow

Beautiful end to a beautiful and welcome rain

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Published Thursday, June 29, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose serenity

What is it about roses? I love them so much. In the dusky late light, still so very beautiful.

Blush pink and pale yellow rose, the magnificent Peace rose

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Published Wednesday, June 28, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Evening lavender garden

I adore these long days when I get to be in the garden in the dreamy twilight. Today I cut some of the lavender. There is a lot!

After 9:00pm in my Seattle garden

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Published Friday, June 23, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses with lavender

Some roses from my garden, with a few stems of lavender, on the first day of summer. The lavender is at the perfect stage for drying, before the individual florets have opened, but it works well in a bouquet, too. The peach one is Carding Mill, a David Austin rose.

Roses from the garden, under the cedar tree

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Published Friday, June 16, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden shadows

We visited Woodland Park Rose Garden in Seattle yesterday, in perfect weather. I need more pink roses in my life.

A planting of pink roses in Woodland Park Rose Garden

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Published Monday, June 12, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Foxglove dots

I love foxgloves, such a good garden flower in my Seattle yard. Reseeds but you can move the little new plants easily, and they’ll bloom next year. Tall and elegant, their dots just float my boat.

Pretty dots or spots decorate these mauve foxglove flowers

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Published Sunday, June 4, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Irises

Smelling like grape soda, these irises in a friend’s garden were a spring delight. The dark purple color of the lower petals is the finest velvet.

Colorful iris flowers in a spring garden

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring garden

Yesterday Seattle had just incredibly gorgeous weather: delightfully warm, sunny, and calm. Did I mention warm and sunny? It has been so very cold and gray this year, so I treasure these rare bursts of heaven. The irises are gearing up.

My garden and part of my neighbor’s. Bluebells and forget-me-nots, plus irises to come.

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Published Saturday, April 8, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow calendula

Simple flowers can be the best.

Bright, school-bus-yellow calendula in my garden, joyful in early spring

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