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More Mushrooms Popping Up

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Farewell Our Fine Feathered Friends

Kate and Anna have gone to the big chicken coop in the sky after being taken out for dinner by a bobcat.  Sorry to see them go. They were good layers and debugged the whole orchard.

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Heart-shaped Fungus

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Mushrooms on Alder

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Lunch Overlooking The Beach

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Putting Up With

Why do we put up with plastic labels on the back of our neck that itch and scratch and cause a rash; horrible coffee that costs way too much; pesticides on our food that we know causes cancer; plastic that … Continue reading

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More Mushrooms

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There Be Fairies Here

The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world. ~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

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Mushroom Season

Mushrooms magically appear where nothing seems to grow now white umbrellas circle round then disappear like snow. ©Sharron R. McMillan Excerpt from ‘The Woods Are Staged For Winter’

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Grinning Begonia

Grinning at us as we notice, oops missed one. All the rest are tucked into dry spots for the winter but this one thinks it’s special. It is special, an amazing colour that has bloomed faithfully since Mother’s Day when … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cactus

My Christmas Cactus is blooming for Thanksgiving!  Half of it is loaded with blooms.  I wonder if the other half will still bloom for Christmas.   Such a bright spot on dull mornings.

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Thankful Morning In My Studio

It’s that glow, the indescribable golden colour dancing in small holes of wood stove door like sunrise through peepholes and the harmony of crackling wood with rain drops on the metal roof makes me sigh almost bursts my heart with … Continue reading

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Herb Robert Blooming Still

Herb Robert Geranium robertianum Geranium family. Natural. Herb to 1’ high, strong-scented. An introduced species on the coast. Stems: red, weak covered with sticky hairs, joints swollen. sprawling plant. Leaves: three-parted, each division further parted. Light green, purple edged. Turn … Continue reading

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Seasons Of Asparagus

Early Spring: Gnarled, dried out roots, planted deeply in rich soil, watered, watched for that first tip to emerge. Mid Spring: Purple tinged, green spears magically push up and up. Summer: Cut, steam and feast, splashed with lemon, dipped in … Continue reading

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Silk Tree

Silk Tree Albizia julibrissin (Persian silk tree or mimosa) Deciduous tropical tree with luxuriant feathery foliage.  Likes warm climate. Filtered sun. Well drained, moist soil. Avoid drying out or keeping soggy. Deer proof (once it gets large. They do nibble … Continue reading

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