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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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Scatter Seeds, Gather Weeds

Several years ago my sister gave me this cute little gardening stake.   I’ve been gathering weed seeds this week.  That’s right.  And I plan to scatter them and plant rows of them around my yard for a bumper crop … 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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Moonflower Magic

One Spring I came across a little Moonflower seedling nestled among the Morning Glory vines in a local greenhouse.   I’ve planted several every Summer since then.  What a magical plant! Moonflowers are night blooming cousins of the Morning Glory.  The … Continue reading

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Autumnal Aroma Therapy

I love the smell of the garden this time of year. Yeast cells working their magic on the over-ripe remnants of a bountiful harvest. The sweet aroma of fermentation, the scent of woodsmoke in the air and fragrance of  bread baking … Continue reading

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Summer Snowflakes

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau What appears to be a cluster of snow-y ice crystals in the stenciled design above is really a flower from Queen Anne’s Lace, a common … Continue reading

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Brushstroke Memories

We all have boxes full of photographs in a drawer, a desk or a closet. Images that remind us of people and places and events that touched our lives or those of the people from our past who snapped the … Continue reading

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Fall Preview

My favorite weather geek has predicted record low temperatures for the New River Valley in the THIRTIES for Wednesday.  Sounds like nature’s fall preview has begun.  I like the little hints that summer is winding down and Autumn is preparing … Continue reading

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Porch Sitting

You don’t have to take a walk through the woods to enjoy the wonders of nature. One of my greatest joys is to sit on my front porch and wait silently for the parade of creatures that otherwise mill around … Continue reading

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Life is a great big canvas!

    “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”  Danny Kaye    

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