Temperatures are dropping daily and the daylight hours seem like they will never come back. Being chased inside by the cold is always the harsh wakeup call that fall is here and winter is just around corner. Spring seems like an eternity away but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about it. Continue reading
I love to focus on the beauty in life and recently have really appreciated how spring has been treating us so far. The warmer weather is a nice comfort after a cold winter and our plants and animals are waking up each day full of excitement about the sunshine, and life in general. Here are some of the wonderful moments I’ve photo-captured recently: Continue reading
Since I keep a wide variety of houseplants on every available windowsill in my apartment, I’ve been noticing that when the sun hits just right, their leaves have created some amazing shadows on the walls. They look like small alien invaders on the walls and since they pop up randomly and rarely, I have been taking pictures of the really interesting ones. Here are some of my favorite plant shadows: Continue reading
Crunchy autumn leaves aren’t just fun to jump in, but they are also great to look at! From awesome art projects to hearing them crackle as you step on them, I have always loved this unique part of autumn. Here are some of the best, most beautiful leaves I found this year. Continue reading
Winter. The cold and dark one. We cling on to the remaining warmth the sun provides us and start to prepare.
Winter clothes boxes come out. The smell of last year’s snow still lingers on coats, hats and gloves that were buried so deep in the closet. Continue reading
Summer’s sweltering heat has finally passed. The cool breeze blows across the hills and cools the soul. The colors of the leaves ripen with beauty. Fall comes as a welcome break from long, activity filled summer. Continue reading
While vacationing in a cozy cabin on Crystal Mountain, we decided to take a mid-day walk around the wood and surrounding neighborhood. We saw a lone animal walk across the street, completely unaware of our presence. Deer and elk are not strange to me; growing up in Washington means there are lots of animals that wander around residential areas. But this was quite a sight-the elk walked silently into a yard and once we looked hard enough, others began to pop up right in front of us! Continue reading
After taking a jaunt around the farm to see how it was handling fall weather, I lucked out! I found not one, not two, but THREE four-leafed clovers on the ground.
How lucky! Continue reading
This summer at the farm, I got to enjoy thousands of sunflower blossoms. From flowers the size of dinner plates to ones with bright and unique colors, here are some of the best blooms of the year. Continue reading
Nature is amazing! As a gardener and farmer, I know how important it is to pay attention to the depths and spacing of plants when you lay seeds into the ground to ensure you are growing a stable, strong and successful crop. Sometimes, seeds slip through the cracks and accidentally get planted too close together. Instead of withering and dying, you’re left with a unique plant that has some strange characteristics. Continue reading