Tuesday, May 29, 2012


The best time to walk on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d'Alene is on a weekday morning, especially if it's cool and cloudy. But first visit Bakery by the Lake to scarf down an almond croissant and a warm drink. Mmmm mmmm mmm!

 Arrowleaf balsamroot - Balsamorhiza sagittata. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 2012

May is very very chilly. It's 48 degrees at 11:30 am. Clouds, clouds, clouds, sun and wind.
In April we had a couple of warm days, and this little visitor.

 Bleeding hearts are blooming now with the daffodils.

 The grass is getting tall.

The bird feeder bandit is unsuccessful.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


 It's 75 degrees with a breeze and mostly sunny skies at 12:15 pm.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

June Flowers

        Our neighbor Totoro! He and his friends are making all the flowers and trees grow. I suspect they are making it rain too, because they are close allies with Slammy.

           Bleeding Heart
48 degrees and cloudy at 8:00 pm.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Alive, Part II

It's Alive

(45 degrees, cloudy and calm at 9:00 am)

Many of the flowers are coming back to life, and the roses and trees are leafing out, though the snowberry is still bare and most of the herbs are dormant.
Here are some of the many green things coming up.
Garlic and onions

Chives and daffodils

Bleeding heart


Friday, April 29, 2011