Picking a foxglove would offend fairies, it was said in folklore to children, likely to protect them. Yes, these beauties are poisonous. The entire plant.
There are so many pretty flowers in May in Seattle! It makes May one of the most beautiful months of the year here, especially this year, when the temperatures are high on many days, and it feels more like Summer than Spring.
This morning, the snow blanketed the garden and the neighborhood. It’s early February, and we have a snow day!
How to deal with the gray January skies in Seattle? Explore the beautiful Arboretum where the striking colors of the winter blooming shrubs and trees will put you in a good mood.
I was overwhelmed by the beauty off the leaves of the majestic rainforest on the tropical island of Nosy Mangabe on Madagascar.
Written by my husband, Steve: Okay, I have a confession to make. Even though I am a trained wildlife biologist, my actual (first) degree reads; “Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources.” It mostly reflects the fact that I obtained my degree through the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington, not that I was planning on becoming a professional forester!
Sunny and windless afternoons, magnificent colors – flowers and flowering trees. There is a lot to look at in the gardens and in the parks already!
When nature makes our winter garden decorations more spectacular!
After the big Thanksgiving feast on Thursday evening, Friday morning looked to be the perfect time for a long walk. Steve and I chose the unique Golden Gardens Park, located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
“Snowdrops: Theirs is the fragile but hardy celebration … in the very teeth of winter.” – Louise Wilder