Entries from Creative Alchemia tagged with 'flowers'

Bees and Sunflower

I've been planting as many bee attracting plants as I can. This year the garden included seven varieties of sage, as well as rosemary, lavender, calendula, anemone, cilantro, three types of thyme, two types of yarrow, borage, dill, alliums,...

Backyard Breakfast

Breakfast the other morning was 99% fresh from the backyard: eggs, red potatoes, garlic, miner's lettuce, nasturtium flowers, rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme... everything but the black pepper and sea salt. Somedays, all the work really pays off!...

PNW Roadtrip: Powell Butte Nature Park

View of Mt St Helens (above) and Mt Hood (below) from Powell Butte Nature Park, Portland, Oregon. In the above photo, Mt St Helens is the tiny white lump on the bottom left, Mt Hood is the little white...

PNW Roadtrip: Rogue River Hike

We took a walk along the Rogue River the morning before heading home on our last day of vacation, and came upon, literally, piles of empty exoskeletons left behind by metamorphosing dragonflies. Crowning madrone....

Spring 2014

I love springtime and the life that bursts forth, and it's especially exciting to experience the first spring in a new place. Things I didn't know were there have gloriously revealed themselves. New plantings and dormant wood begin to...

Blueberry Flowers

We planted four "Southern Highbush" blueberry plants in January, and a couple have been flowering. We also planted over two dozen alpine strawberry plants around them as an understory, so we're looking forward to many berries of the future!...

Spring 2013

Wild garlic (Allium triquetrum) flowers Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) flowers Arugula (Eruca sativa) flower Grape hyacinth (Muscari) Within the past few days, hundreds or thousands of these Boxelder Bugs (Boisea trivittata) have suddenly gathered in my backyard. I tried to...

Mexico Trip 2012 - Muyil/Chunyaxché Ruins

The first Maya ruins site we visited was one off the beaten path about 30 minutes south of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico, located within the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. We had the place to ourselves as we strolled along...

Vernal Equinox

Indian Blood Peach Flowers

Tobacco Story

Over about a year and a half this tobacco plant grew to be a monster of a thing. Giant leaves, bunches of pretty pink flowers, all of it intensely sticky. I couldn't maneuver in my garden around it without...

Summer Flowers

Succulent Flowers

Spring Garden Activity

These were taken with my Nikon D300 and a 50mm lens on backward (using a reverse ring) to get close. No electronics pass through to the old lens and focus is determined by distance....

Parsley Flowers

Calendula Blooming

I experimented with my Nikon D300's interval setting by placing it pointed at this calendula flower and leaving it for a couple hours while the blossom opened it's petals in the sun. I certainly plan to continue trying out...

Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)

Baby Grasshopper

Passion Flowers

Nigella

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