I found this little rock washed up on the beach a few weeks ago, with a strange growth attached. It almost looks like a coral, but we’re too far north to find that around here. I’ll venture to say that it’s seaweed. Whatever it is, Continue reading Our Holdfasts
What words would you use to describe this duck? There are obvious descriptions like brown, swimming, floating, feathery, and so on. Then you could get fancy and say things like fowl, mallard, drab, dabbler, and social. Continue reading Just Ducky
This rhododendron bud is bursting with promise. But look at all that snow! Will the bud still open in the spring, or has its future been hijacked?
This is what happens when you just let your garden onions do their own thing, and it’s beautiful!
Most of us don’t often get this close up to baby pine cones! The color surprised me as I strolled by, and I had to save the sight.
I was driving the other morning, and saw these flowers blooming alongside the roads everywhere. They didn’t seem to mind how fertile the soil was, as in some places they were the only plant thriving. I enjoyed the view all the way to my destination, when suddenly their name rang out from some deep recesses of my memory. Continue reading Anyone for Coffee?
Seeds. The ultimate goal of every seed-producing plant. Yes, plants make their own food, but they use that energy with the final aim of making seeds. Some produce beautiful flowers, but their aim is not to provide us with something to “ooh” and “aah” over; they are attracting insects for pollination…to produce seeds! Some plants flower, then give us tasty fruit, enticing us to eat and then spread…seeds! Continue reading Kingdom Seeds