Category Archives: Nature
Of Burrowers and Butterflies
I went to Reiman Gardens this weekend and enjoyed a lovely tour of the grounds. My favorite part was the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, it was full of delicious flowers and many winged creatures who seemed to like flowers as much as I do.
Tiny Hippo at the Apple Orchard
September is the perfect time to visit the local apple orchard. The air is crisp and clear putting one in the mood for long walks and tart apples!
So off I went to Wilson’s Apple Orchard, to partake of deliciously fresh apples. Of course, there are many distractions at the orchard, other than apples.
A trip to the apple orchard is a great way to spend the afternoon, and there are so many things that you can make with your freshly picked treasures. Check out my spicy apple chutney recipe, or my red rice salad with apricots, and try substituting apples in place of the apricots.
Grackles in the Garden
The grackles in our garden are very mischievous, making themselves the jesters of our tiny backyard jungle.
The less active grackles prefer to stroll through the grass looking for easy snacks.
The grackles discover that the bird bath is great for other uses, not just softening up old cereal.
What will the bathing beauty do, will he flee in fear or stand up for his right to enjoy his bath in peace?
Kew Palace, The Dutch House
Kew Place is a lovely brick manor house located in the Kew Botanical Gardens, London.
The plants in the Queen’s Garden are those grown in Britain before and during the 17th century.
We found the exterior of Kew Palace and the Queen’s Garden to be a wonderfully tranquil retreat from the rest of the gardens. The Queen’s Garden is one of the more structured outdoor gardens at Kew, making it a great location for traditional photography.