Stan & Joyce Orchard

Trying to figure it out since 1975.

Bloomin’ Deck

Bloomin’ Deck

Plants are blooming, pollinators are busy, nature is fascinating.

Green Garden Friend

Green Garden Friend

This little creature can be found lurking among the potted plants on our deck. Not at all bashful.

Firewood In

Firewood In

We finished getting it all in the shed today, ready for next season. May get another cord to be safe. Working with my grandson is an added bonus.

Sky Show

Sky Show

A little over an hour before sunrise, the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter brightened the sky over our humble Hobart home. Never tire of the view.

Black Bunny

Black Bunny

Our corner of the world has an abundance of plain, brown, short-eared rabbits. But this little guy hops to the beat of a different drummer, or thumper.

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!

More fuzzy antlers and beautiful summer coat. This curious, early morning visitor seemed to say happy first day of summer as he passed by.

Two Mile Walk

Two Mile Walk

We hardly ever leave home, but we’ve been walking almost daily here. Today we stretched it out to a full two miles. She continues to amaze me.

Wildflower Explosion

Wildflower Explosion

The foliage along our road constantly changes. We see it up close on our daily walks. Earlier it was skunk cabbage. Now foxglove predominates.

First Tomatoes

First Tomatoes

They’re tiny, dark green, hard to find. But the plants are very healthy and at this rate we’ll be eating fresh tomatoes in June. That’s very early for us.

Frisky, Photogenic Elk

Frisky, Photogenic Elk

Some early morning visitors romped while I played around with capturing their images. Never ending entertainment.