daylily, hemerocallis

Another Stroll Through the Garden

Instead of my usual work time, this Saturday is going to be filled up with cabers, kilts, and clans (NOT of the KKK variety) at the Portland Highland Games. But before I take Finn McSpool to celebrate his Celtic heritage, I thought I'd deliver this most recent tour of my garden to the Blogosphere. First … Continue reading Another Stroll Through the Garden

Happy Birthday to Me…Now What?!

That's right, I've made it all the way around the sun yet again (and yes, Bono and I do share the same birthday, which for some reason is a bit of trivia I love to brag about)! As if being another year older isn't depressing enough, my vacation is over and I've returned with no … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me…Now What?!

bees, honeybee, topbar hive

Bees Don’t Sweat

And to all those who remember a certain deodorant campaign, no, bees don't perspire either. Although those of us in Portlandia are now suffering from a resurgence of icky, cold, rainy weather, we did get a brief taste of summer recently with temperatures soaring over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (that's a sweltering 38 degrees to the metric folks … Continue reading Bees Don’t Sweat

bees, beekeeping, top bar hive

Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”

When people ask me how many pets I have, my response is a quick "Four cats and two guinea pigs." After getting the Are-You-A-Crazy-Cat-Lady look, the conversation continues on to either cute things the cats do (if talking to a fellow cat lover) or on to other topics (if talking to a normal person). But in … Continue reading Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”

kew gardens, UK, London, United Kingdom, princess of wales conservatory

Travel Pic Thursday: Kew Gardens’ Houses of Glass (UK)

After stopping for a warm up inside the Palm House, this week we're continuing on our stroll through few of Kew Gardens other indoor attractions: the Temperate House, the Waterlily House, and the Princess of Wales Conservatory. The landscape architects of Kew Gardens clearly understood the need for cover with the UK's weather (it rains now … Continue reading Travel Pic Thursday: Kew Gardens’ Houses of Glass (UK)