I don’t see bunnies too often throughout the day in my backyard, since they are more active at dawn and dusk. I’m not sure if this bunny saw me sitting at the patio table right next to him/her, or if he just didn’t care I was there. It was great to witness him eating a weed! If only they would eat more weeds and less plants I actually paid for, like the tulips starting to come up in spring and the coneflowers I’m trying to get to spread throughout the flower gardens.
Category Archives: Garden
Lots of birdwatching and squirrel shenanigans in my backyard these days!
Hope you’re having a good hump day and finding ways to get outside and enjoy some Fall sunshine and fresh air!
There is a warm glow outside on this mid-September day.
After a walk around the block for a lunch time break, I paused to notice the wildlife in my backyard. I saw Chippy climbing around the wood pile and arbor vitae trees, the cardinal family, the chickadee gang and a woodpecker competing for time at the bird feeder.
It was a nice distraction from the demands of the day and a comforting moment of peace.
Hope you are having a good hump day and finding ways to take care of yourself!
We don’t have much blooming in our gardens these late summer days. But things are still green and thriving around here, with steady sunshine and summer rain storms.
beetles ALL over the butterfly weed seed pods!
rain gauge – day 1
rain gauge – day 2
We still have some coneflowers, black-eyed susans, phlox, roses and our dwarf hydrangea trees blooming. I would like to pick up some asters and mums from the garden center to fill in the bare spots left behind from summer perennials that are done for the season.
In the meantime, it’s fun to walk around the yard and look for treasures, which are always great inspiration for my sketchbook. New illustrations are always in the works!
July is the time of year when everything seems to go wild in our gardens. The roses and other perennials will continue blooming for throughout the month, our butterfly garden looks crazy and overgrown, which we love, and the lilies start to bloom together like a choir.
Hope you’re making time to go outside and enjoy summer!
From our gardens throughout our backyard to the greenhouse to the farmers market to the botanical gardens to the florist section at the grocery store, there are flowers everywhere these days!
I have a feeling the abundance of flowers is just going to grow even more in July!
Views from our backyard and gardens from June.
I love the way flowers look when the flower bud is forming.
Our gardens continue to fill out and bloom as June brings us lots of sunshine and rain. It’s always a fun adventure during the summer months to go exploring in my own backyard, looking for different shapes, colors and textures. Lots of plants blooming these days – peonies, irises, weigelia shrubs, roses, bellflowers, and strawberries.
I love having containers of annuals – petunias, zinnias are pictured above and below – which bloom continuously throughout the summer.
Hope you’re out enjoying Summer too.
Our gardens have exploded into full bloom lately with late tulips and daffodils, alliums, lilacs, irises, bleeding hearts, lilies of the valley, and more. We also planted the containers hanging on our fence gates (which are still lined with reused coffee bags), and added a few new containers to our patio.
We finally got around to mowing our lawn for the first time!
It’s always a fun little adventure to go exploring in my own backyard, looking for different shapes, colors and textures. Hope you’re enjoying a lovely late Spring/early Summer too.
I’m always in awe over everything that’s happening in our yard and neighborhood during Spring, especially after seeing all our plants go dormant and stay brown and grey for so many months in Winter. We planted lots of bulbs last Fall, so it’s exciting to see new flowers blooming throughout our gardens.