Monday, October 31, 2011

Frozen Garden: Cherry Tomatoes

Normally, I would save as many tomatoes as possible before the first big freeze...but I was out of town when it happened this year.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Frozen Garden: Butterfly Bush

The hard freeze drained the color from the butterfly bush blooms.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Frozen Garden: Black-eyed Susans

The garden has become droopy, discolored and yes, interesting. I'll be posting a series of "frozen" shots over the next week or so.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hello Little Bird

I think this is a house finch. Still looking for Oregon juncos. They're usually here for their winter stay by now.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lobelia Loves the Cool Weather

The lobelia perked back up with the cooler weather.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Creeper Berries

These are the fruits on a Virginia creeper.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Out of Time

Tomato plants have already been touched by light frost.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This one was sneaky to survive the weeding this year. Hops are aggressive vines.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another Autumn Bright

This one also caught my eye as appearing more intense in our cooler weather. (please ignore those nasty aphids)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Autumn Roses are Brightest

I don't know if it's a fact that rose colors are more intense in the fall, but they seem that way to me.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Coconut Lime Echinacea

It sure took its time in blooming this year, but I'm happy to see it.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Puddle Bird

I was scoping out the back yard, looking for Oregon juncos...none have arrived yet, but there are plenty of house sparrows.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NOT a Hummingbird

Noticed a flurry of activity at one of the hummingbird feeders...but no hummingbirds. Lots of busy finches and sparrows in the rain today.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wet flowers today. Suddenly, it feels like autumn in Boise.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Spider Dinner

A garden spider bundling up the catch. I think it caught a wasp.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Warning: These Are HOT

Serrano chile peppers. Supposedly hotter than jalapenos. I can't verify that personally...yet. I'll be adding these to salsa soon.