Category Archives: flora and fauna

A Moment of Creativity

Earlier this week I decided to spend a moment on the porch enjoying a warm January sunbeam and browsing through two of my favorite catalogs,  Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff and Rare Seeds from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.  I … Continue reading

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A “little” Inspiration

Several nights ago the temperature dropped into the single digits and all of the media were emphasizing the importance of bringing outdoor pets inside and providing shelter for livestock.  I don’t have either but after I filled the bird feeders … Continue reading

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Snow at Dawn

There was snow at dawn this morning.  A tranquil beginning bringing us one day closer to the beginning of a new year. 

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Winter Greens

When last week started off with this beautiful sunrise,  I suspected that I might be taking a technology break and I did.  I spent my week before the holidays away from the computer and immersed in my favorite activities of … Continue reading

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Asphalt Seagull

From the mountains, across the Piedmont and Tidewater and onto the beach is a trip of about four hours from the New River Valley.  How odd that a bird with no interest in playing in the snow would make the … Continue reading

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Nature’s Guide to Decorating

It seems to me that Nature has the right idea when it comes to holiday decorating. When the leaves begin to change color in the Fall and buds appear on my Thanksgiving Cactus, it is my signal to replace bird … Continue reading

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A Calm Before the Storm Day

Yesterday was a mild, sunny “calm before the storm” day to be savored. With an Arctic blast of winter weather predicted to arrive on Wednesday I spent most of my time Sunday outside joining other creatures who were excitedly enjoying … Continue reading

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Journey into Autumn

I said goodbye to the garden this afternoon. The sky is a clear blue, there is a chill in the air and frost/freeze warnings are in effect for tonight.  I walked back to the house with a huge bowl of … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Artists

I enjoyed the company of some very talented quilters this week who had  assembled for several days of camaraderie, creativity and inspiration.  Their quilter’s retreat at nearby Claytor Lake is an annual event and I was treated to lunch and … Continue reading

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Every Leaf a Flower

I vacillate between happy and sad this time of the year;  mostly happy.  Sad because last night was the first frost of Autumn.  I went down to the garden and picked a big bucket of flowers in the afternoon before … Continue reading

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