Tag: backyard

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: <b>Cardinals in the Snow</b>

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Cardinals in the Snow

I am enchanted by chubby male cardinals in the winter.  I can photo-stalk them for hours. Though my camera insists on trying to focus on the falling snowflakes, I got a few good shots. 

Autumn Delights: Harvest Moon and A Late Litter of Butterflies

Autumn Delights: Harvest Moon and A Late Litter of Butterflies

October’s full moon is the Harvest Moon. This is a rare thing as the Harvest Moon is in September most of the time. I caught it on my way to work, bringing to mind Neil Young’s sweet song. I caught this gaggle of butterflies from […]

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

How gorgeous is this blue Morning Glory? It looks as if stroked by a partially dry paintbrush. This bloom mysteriously disappeared shortly after I took this picture. I wonder if blue plants are sought-after vittles for critters since they are so rare?   Hibiscus time. […]

Backyard Butterfly Break

Backyard Butterfly Break

After several less than active seasons, the butterfly bush has been all a-buzz this summer. So I broke in the new lens for my Nikon and got into the bush to photo-stalk some of the feasting creatures. Like this Monarch butterfly, a big flirt who […]

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life; Lavender

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life; Lavender

There are things that go very differently in my head. The first day of my Summer break… In my head I rouse from a peaceful slumber as a stray ray of sunlight gently taps my shoulder.  Hovering Blue Jays hold up an impractical, sheer house […]

Pink and Red All Over

Pink and Red All Over

Though I don’t like pink on men because I am a confused jumble of progressive principles and old fashioned ideals that leave me mostly mourning the disappearance of real men, Lou Barlow can wear pink if he wants to. He can also describe his feelings vividly in song, sure. If […]

Backyard Colors

Backyard Colors

With spring definitively here, the bulbs I planted last September are starting to poke out their heads in the backyard… like these late daffodils with the complicated faces.  Trees are finally blooming. And so I stored my winter coats and sweaters away.  I’ve gushed about tulips […]

In Pretty

In Pretty

The things you think are visually appealing as a little kid are stored for continual appreciation even decades letter. For me, gasoline, water and black top.    Premature daffodils in the backyard, appreciated by an outstretched slug, appreciated by me.  A snow-dusted Central Park on a grey […]

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

The Canon G9X reminds me of my grandfather’s old camera, especially in this nifty case. It’s a great camera, but there’s no viewfinder… which kind of kills the whole nostalgic feel of it.  But it sure takes a pretty picture. Another go at the Sprinkles […]

November’s Blur

November’s Blur

For perspective, a stop at Long Island National Cemetery during menial errands on Veterans Day. So many lives. Savory crepes at Lil Choc Apothecary before Choir! Choir! Choir! in Brooklyn. Pulling beets prematurely. Educating the youths.Soon after he raked the yard. #futureman Dinner party planning with the […]

Backyard Activity

Backyard Activity

I get to see all the backyard goings-on when I am home for the summer. Like hungry bumble bees getting sustenance. Black-eyed Susans looking all badass, ready to intimidate a Daisy. Hibiscus monitoring and managing their sun intake.  The sunflowers building their happy faces. Beautiful butterflies feasting […]

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Porno for pyros Pink, white & teal, close enough Fountainhead Marshmallow meringue parfaits Independent lunch–Field Roast burger, potato salad, corn on the cob Black-eyed Susan up, with ladybug superfly friend A Big Galoot snuck in to cool off. So handsome. Lilies are up. Tomatoes dropping […]

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

V marks the spot! The Electrician recently made this concrete and wood base for a set of new ‘his & her’s’ grills. My exclusively vegan grill is an upgrade from the separate grill rack that was all-veggie. I just had to mark my grill with […]

It’s All Green / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 35: Seven

It’s All Green / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 35: Seven

It took a while for spring to spread her green. But she’s here, finally. Wild life in the backyard. Clematis blooming. Iris parade on the side of the house. Rose bushes also showing signs of green. Garden still contained.  Anticipating these tomatoes  My lucky 7 […]

Draft Outtakes (from Summer)

Draft Outtakes (from Summer)

Flashback to summer & the butterfly bush. Monarchy. “And the one big eye just blinked…” Oreo pancakes were a bit of a fail… Morning pink.

Francine, Look at the Nature.

Francine, Look at the Nature.

Having a yard is like having your own park that no one else can visit… unless they’re invited of course. I love watching all the life go on in the yard. And I much prefer to see its critters than those urban critters (i.e. millions of people) […]

Colorful

Colorful

Push aside winter grey, summer is unofficially here. The irises are blooming at the zombie house next door, triggered by nature. There Will Come Soft Rains-style.  The backyard, once a bland backdrop along the walk to the back door, invites entry, holds glistening fruits and color […]

Constant Craving

Constant Craving

Do this experiment. Start peeling an orange, put your nose in the path of the rind’s mist, peel a packet loose and place it in your mouth, but do not chew… Your salivary glands dumped buckets out into your mouth whether or not you thought you […]

Spring, Finally {Pictorial}

Spring, Finally {Pictorial}

Frosty morning tulips in the backyard Later, sun-funned tulips in the afternoon The bulbs I planted in my parents’ backyard in September, all grown up Our lips are sealed. Spring means figs, one of my top 5 favorite fruits. Simpler Spring lunch: smashed avocado toast with this […]

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Though I am knee-deep in planning for September, I am holding on tight to the Summer. In the backyard, Black-eyed Susans attract the bees… and other bugs who take nibbles.  “She will feed you tomatoes and radio wires.” The garden is looking a bit chaotic. […]

Independence Day 2014

Independence Day 2014

I am glad to be back home for the 4th. Outside the Bennington flaps proudly. Inside, I get started crafting my 50 States Commemoration necklace that will celebrate my spending time in all of our 50 United States. I visit #48 next week… leaving two more. […]

Welcoming Summer

Welcoming Summer

It’s summer! Unofficially. Time to get out there and bask in the sun… or at least to peek out a crack in the door. Winter veggies will soon give way to juicy summer fruits. New kitties are outside (meet Pinky) to enjoy. The sun enters […]

How My Garden Grows

How My Garden Grows

Some exciting happenings in my garden! My very first tomato showed its face. These are plum tomato plants, a favorite of my for roasting. I look forward to a fruitful harvest. Purple skin of my very first eggplant! Discovering this made me giddy. My Brussels […]