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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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Published Monday, August 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry tree in sunlight

The recent warm weather in Seattle has been beautiful and sunny, true summertime for me.

Cherry tree in late afternoon light

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Published Sunday, July 24, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Big blueberries

I fertilized the blueberry bushes at the right time this spring, and I wasn’t stingy. They really liked it. These are almost the size of a quarter. We use mosquito netting and clothespins to close up the edges because the birds would eat them all. I think a pie is in our future.

Cluster of large ripe blueberries, ready to pick

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Published Saturday, June 25, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wave clouds at Galaxy golf course

Hubby was golfing on our little Whidbey Island vacation and saw these wave clouds! And it was so scenic, as well!

Looking north from the 7th hole at Galaxy Golf Course on Whidbey Island, WA, in early morning, on the first day of summer

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Published Tuesday, May 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow happy grilled cheese sandwich

A friend send this from Melbourne, Australia, used with permission. This is something you just don’t see every day, a rainbow grilled cheese sammie, with a happy face.

Australian grilled cheese sandwich. You are welcome.

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Published Friday, January 14, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Winter scene in Purchase NY, guest image

A very fine winter scene of the melting snow by a relative who lives on the East Coast. I love this image!

Melancholy winter landscape by Margit Mickelson

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Published Sunday, January 9, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frilly peony

From the other side of the year, a very frilly peony flower in my garden.

Pink and white peony blossom in the June garden

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Published Thursday, December 23, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower balls at Longwood

A trip down memory lane, to the other side of the year, the other side of the country…these huge flower balls are marvels of fantasy as well as engineering and horticulture.

Magical flower balls at Longwood Gardens, outside Philadelphia PA

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Published Saturday, December 18, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tillandsia caerulea flower

NOTE: Just updated this post, the tag had said it was tillandsia paleacea but an expert said no, it’s a caerulea. I checked on google images and they are correct! I’ve had this air plant for several years on this north window sill in Seattle. Sometimes some other tillandsia plant stems just seem to appear in the bowl, but I never see them attached. I basically ignore it, soak when I can remember. Over two months ago (!!) a long flower stem emerged. This week a tiny, delicate flower finally showed, and it’s very fragrant! Wow and wow.

Fragrant purple flower about half an inch wide of tillandsia paleacea, with one or two more blooms to come

 

Bowl of tillandsias, one tall spike finally flowering

 

Pretty gray-green color of tillandsia air plants

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Published Saturday, October 30, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn color

I’ve been taking photos out my front window this whole season. Yesterday, just before a big rain started, it looked like this.

My Seattle WA front yard right before a big rain

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Published Friday, September 3, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Teensy cactus babies

I have a south window and this time of year in Seattle I start to get direct sun. Two small baby cactus plants went and had babies of their own!

Tiny baby sprouts of cactus around mama cactuses. Their little spines!

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Published Tuesday, August 24, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fir trees and huckleberry bushes

The view from our campsite in Scenic Beach State Park, WA last week.

Many, many tall Douglas fir trees with huckleberry bushes underneath (sadly all done)

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