Janet Brien's photos with the A-Z Project

N is for Nature's Noteworthy News about Narrow Needles (+9 insets)

N is for Nature's Noteworthy News about Narrow Needles (+9 insets)
(+9 insets above)

This is a developing cluster of male pine cones surrounded by many needles, which are this plant's leaves. The pine cones we are familiar with are female cones. On a pine tree, male pine cones are usually found in clusters like this one…
Added on May  5, 2014

G is for Golden Glow (15 pictures in notes on the image!)

G is for Golden Glow (15 pictures in notes on the image!)
(15 more pictures in notes on the image, all are clickable! Enjoy the show!)

One of our first wildflowers is the bright and cheerful Buttercup! I discovered that we have several species here, but this one, the Western Buttercup, is the most common. Every…
Added on March 31, 2014

E is for Elegant Erythroniums (4 more images in notes!)

E is for Elegant Erythroniums (4 more images in notes!)
4 more pictures above in notes! :)

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Every spring the wildflower show here on our property is just amazing to behold. One of the first species to arrive is the breathtaking and diminuative Henderson's Fawn Lily. Hundreds…
Added on March 23, 2014

C is for Cute & Colorful Caique

C is for Cute & Colorful Caique
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Our little parrot, Pumpkin, is the silliest, cutest, most playful companion I've ever had! She loves to run after little balls like this green one, grab them, and throw them onto the floor! As they fall, she turns her he…
Added on March 10, 2014

C is for Clown of the Parrot World: Caique

C is for Clown of the Parrot World: Caique
I got a lot of really cute pictures of Pumpkin playing with one of her toys today. Caiques are known as the "Clowns of the Parrot World", and it's true. I've shared my life with 3 Caiques now, and have known several others...they are all extremely playful…
Added on March 10, 2014

B is for Beautiful Beads

B is for Beautiful Beads
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I had so much FUN visiting everyone's photo stream over the past few days! What a joy it was to take a peek at what all of you are doing! It was simply incredible to me that I got over 150 comments on my previous picture…
Added on March  4, 2014

Alphabet Project: A is for Adorable Animal (Tiny Snail)

Alphabet Project: A is for Adorable Animal (Tiny Snail)
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Well, it's taken me longer to get my gusto back, but as February has changed into March, the world around me is waking up and with it, so is my passion to capture what I find.

I've been out to take pictures just twice n…
Added on March  1, 2014

Z is for Zazzy Zinnia

Z is for Zazzy Zinnia
Note: my latest article is up which shows my raised bed garden in bloom!
Part 10: Dreams of a Big Flower Garden: An Explosion of Color!!

I have finally arrived at the last letter of the alphabet, and this is one of the beautiful Zinnias that have bloomed…
Added on July 20, 2014

Y is for Yummy Yellow

Y is for Yummy Yellow
My latest article is finished, "Ant Invasions!" If you've ever battled with ants, you will know how we felt! You can read it here: Ant Invasions!

I would like to present the FIRST FLOWERS of my RAISED BED GARDEN!!! These flowers are very special to me, b…
Added on July 14, 2014

X is for X'ed Stems

X is for X'ed Stems
I thought it would be a lot more fun to find a natural "X" for my picture, and I found this one in my archives which I took in-between rain showers one day.

Update:
Things are getting better!!! My garden is beginning to explode into bloom!

► I have man…
Added on July 13, 2014

W is for Wonderful White (+4 insets)

W is for Wonderful White (+4 insets)
(+4 inset images above)

This is the elegant and beautiful Oregon Fawn Lily, which blooms here in March. The purple version, the Henderson's Fawn Lily, grows on our property, but to see the white species I need to walk along the ridge line trail behind ou…
Added on July  4, 2014

V is for Vermin Villain

V is for Vermin Villain
I watched this beautiful ladybird beetle hunting for breakfast among the dew-covered poppy leaves one morning, and when it paused by a dewdrop, I got some pictures!

My garden has many ladybugs in it and I couldn't be happier, because these predators kill…
Added on June 23, 2014

U is for Underaged Ungulate

U is for Underaged Ungulate
Note: my latest garden article is up! :D
Part 9—Dreams of a Big Flower Garden: We Have A Pumpkin Patch!!

A few years ago, Steve and I went to a nearby county fair and we had a lot of fun taking pictures of the farm animals. One of the sows had an enormou…
Added on June 11, 2014

T is for Translucent Tulip (+1 inset)

T is for Translucent Tulip (+1 inset)
(+1 inset)

(By the way, I have three articles for Part 8 on my Garden Adventure articles...ENJOY!
Part 8a—Dreams of a Big Flower Garden, 1-Month Update: The Good
Part 8b—Dreams of a Big Flower Garden, 1-Month Update: The Bad
Part 8c—Dreams of a Big Flow…
Added on June  3, 2014

S is for Stunning Sweet Williams (+1 inset)

S is for Stunning Sweet Williams (+1 inset)
(+1 inset, showing our metal trough planter full of flowers)

Note: I just finished writing the first of a series of blog posts about my new garden! My New Adventure: A Raised Bed Flower Garden! (There are several posts now, the bottom of each links to th…
Added on May 27, 2014

Heart of a Red Anemone

Heart of a Red Anemone
These flowers have such lovely centers, don't they? :)
Added on May 23, 2011

R is for Red Ranunculaceae (Anemone) (+3 insets)

R is for Red Ranunculaceae (Anemone) (+3 insets)
(+3 insets above)

Note: I just finished writing the first of a series of blog posts about my new garden! My New Adventure: A Raised Bed Flower Garden! (More posts are there now!)

A couple of years ago, I got a really nice deal on end-of-season spring bu…
Added on May 23, 2014

Q is for Quack

Q is for Quack
Note: I just finished writing the first of a series of blog posts about my new garden! My New Adventure: A Raised Bed Flower Garden!

A couple of months ago, Steve and I visited a large public garden because we'd seen a friend's photography and hoped to s…
Added on May 20, 2014