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Published Thursday, December 21, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Merry Solstice!

This is my favorite holiday of the year. The light returns! A happy Winter Solstice to you. We can all agree that celebrating light is a wonderful thing.

May your own world continue to brighten.

Holiday lights against a pink sky

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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 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 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 Saturday, March 18, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Crocuses

A friend’s garden has perfect purple crocuses in bloom. Finally, spring flowers are out there!

Brilliant orange centers on these purple and white crocus flowers

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Published Sunday, January 1, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Serendipity

Happy New Year! My wish for you is finding beauty everywhere. May you have rainbows and sunshine always!

An unexpected rainbow from a window prism decorates the carpet on a recent sunny winter day

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

Snowy morning

The early sunshine the other day was so beautiful. The peach tree leaves were still brightly colored.

Snowy morning scene in my backyard, sun peeking through the huge cedar tree

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Published Tuesday, November 29, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The last leaves fall

Just a day or so ago the rain and wind picked up and the leaves began to fall in earnest. The next day they were all gone.

The very last leaves fly from the trees in my front yard

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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 Thursday, October 13, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese maple leaves in autumn

Not this year, but a few years ago on this date, the leaves were very, very red.

Autumn color on a Japanese maple tree in October

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Published Thursday, October 6, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese anemone center

Late flowers in the garden.

Bright orange anthers in the center of a lavender Japanese anemone blossom

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