Moss Ball

High up in the trees, this moss ball appeared. I wonder if it’s a bird’s nest or if it’s just a pile of moss hanging on the tip of a broken branch. Fascinating.
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Moss Man

Face in the moss on a Maple Tree. I think he’s smiling. . .

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Blooms on the new Rhododendron

We planted two rhododendron bushes out by the cabin years ago. They are finally blooming.
The first light pink one is finished blooming but this one has just started. Beautiful colour.

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Overheard In The Orchard

A childhood poem I remembered while watching the birds today.

Said the sparrow to the robin,
“I should really like to know,
why these anxious human beings
rush about and worry so.”

Said the robin to the sparrow,
“Friend, I think that it must be
that they have no heavenly father
such as cares for you and me.”

Elizabeth Cheney Poet b. 1859

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Trail To The Look Out Spot

This has become our favourite spot to head towards while walking our trails.
Surrounded by sword ferns, cedar and maple trees, it feels like our own
Secret Garden. We imagine deer strolling past or a bear lumbering along
the trail below us, hasn’t happened yet. . .
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Turkey Tails on Alder

I love looking at these amazing fungi, like seashells growing in the moss on an old alder tree.
So pretty.

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First Iris Opens Today

Our Iris bed is going to be spectacular this year, lots of bud but this is the first to open.
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Mountain Ash Babies

New shoots at the base of a Mountain Ash tree. I love its feathery leaves.
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Mocha Sitting In The Sun

Thinking deep thoughts.

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Healthy New Blackberry Shoot

There will be lots of blackberry juice to make this year, new blackberry shoots everywhere.

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Rhododendron In Full Flower

The best it’s looked in years. This is one plant, over 30 years old.
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Stack of Firewood in the Woods

We’ll cover it and leave it to dry so it will be there when we need it come winter.

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Mocha On The Step

Mocha enjoying the sun and watching the chickens in the yard.
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The New Lookout Spot

A beautiful new sitting area in our woods overlooking the new trail to the backwoods.
I expect this will become a favourite go to spot for me.

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Oyster Mushrooms On Alder

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