Stan & Joyce Orchard
Trying to figure it out since 1975.
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” — Oscar Wilde
Had a lovely lunch with my siblings at Harbor Lights in Tacoma today. Walked down to the Dickman Mill park. Drove through the old neighborhood. Many changes…there and in us. A good day.
Elk strolling by our front porch is common here on The Orchard Compound. But this morning when a group of five bulls walked by, this guy’s freaky antlers caught my eye. Not a great shot – through a dirty window in the dark. But you can see it grew out sideways. Can he use it as a club?
Never tire of watching these little critters do their thing.
This little thing has been a busy bee and then some.
While we humans are freaking out over this unprecedented heatwave here in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, our cold-tolerant gardenias are loving it.
One of many small creatures who share our deck garden. Staying cool under the shade sail as the 2021 heat wave intensifies.
Never tire of watching these critters.
Been thinking about mowing this field. Starting to get a bit overgrown. But lately some of our deer friends have been resting in that same spot. So, mowing can wait.
Making slow but steady progress on our 16 x 24 hoop house. This guy and a smaller friend wandered through to check it out. So far, so good.
Ran to the store this morning and had to wait for this doe and her newborn to cross the road. Both were still wobbly.