Back yard bird watching has become one of my favorite things to do in the fall and winter months. Now that I can’t be outside all day, I love to snuggle up to my cup of tea, and watch the birds through my window. Last year, I set my camera up in the living room pointing at my feeders so I learn and track my visitors. My husband thought I was crazy at first- then I found him taking photos too! While I consider myself a lifetime novice, I have learned some tips and tricks to get the birds to my fe
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The leaves are changing and the wind is blowing them to the ground. The rains have come and soon there will be that slight cold crispness to the air. And while many of us are just starting to get use to change in weather, others are ready to start thinking about that magical time of year. The holiday season is upon us. There are lights to hang, trees to dress, garland to wrap, family to be near and holiday joy to spread. And whether you decorate the same each year or change your style completely
Soil can only hold and absorb a certain amount of water. If you are lucky you have quick draining soil with perfect slopes and water is not a problem. Since we live in the Pacific Northwest that is probably not the case. I will discuss mitigation options for lawns, beds, and storm drains.
There are several great ways you can get your porch decorating feet wet this time of year and many that can be used as building blocks for the big show later in the season.
We, in the Pacific Northwest, are fortunate to have four distinct seasons. I say we are fortunate because not all parts of our country (or world) experience the changing colors of fall foliage; misty autumn rain falling softly, frosty winter mornings yielding to sun-breaks, early spring walks on the first dry day in weeks or the pleasure of relaxing in the warm summer sun with a good book and a cold drink.