Petunia Love

Petunia Love

We just love petunias. We have some in hanging baskets, some in pots on the deck. And judging by all the bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and these guys, we’re not alone in our appreciation of this humble plant. We grow more ever year. Next season will be no...
Club Antler

Club Antler

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?

Garden Friend

Garden Friend

One of many small creatures who share our deck garden. Staying cool under the shade sail as the 2021 heat wave intensifies.

Taking A Break

Taking A Break

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.