Author Archives: Smiles

LEAF CUTTER BEE MAKING DOILIES OF MY ROSES

Leaf cutter bees more efficiently pollinate Alfalfa than do honey bees. And, as a 200 acre seed Alfalfa field joins my back flower bed. And, as Leaf Cutters use little disks cut from my flower petals and tender leaves to … Continue reading

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WHO IS THIS GRETTA GREGG, AND WHY THE WEBSITE? (part one)

My day job used to be as a Registered Nurse… bedside nursing in ICU, Medical Floor, and Behavioral Recovery at Walla Walla General Hospital. Then I did Phone Triage Nursing, which I especially enjoyed because of the fast action and … Continue reading

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Grain Harvest in Walla Walla Valley and Surrounding Hills

This is wheat harvest shot from my back porch in 2018. I haven’t posted to my blog for a few months and much of the procedure has changed.  I have to learn how again!  

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KATMAI ALASKA BROWN BEAR LIVE STREAM CAM

A link about Alaska brown bears. Continue reading

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THE BEAUTY AROUND ME ASTOUNDS ME

“The Beauty Around Me” is this week’s theme for my flower photography group. I think the admins are all Seventh-day Adventists, but preaching on the site is minimal. We just do flowers. The group name is FLOWERS FROM ALL OVER … Continue reading

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OUR CREATOR’S ARTWORK MOVES

Have you noticed? God’s artistry moves!  It never stops moving, completely still. This huge red Hibiscus opened early this morning.  The flower’s various parts unfurled from its tight, green bud, grew and shifted into place.   It opened slowly, moving in … Continue reading

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HAPPY ‘NIPPY’ SABBATH

Morning temps in the teens and low twenties here these days. Until a couple of days ago, the mums were still holding up, so I brought in a large armload, hoping some could be used in the pulpit flower arrangement.  … Continue reading

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