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Foxglove

Foxglove (Witch’s Thimble) Digitalis purpurea Figwort family. Biennial wild herb to 6’ high. Natural. Grow all over our yard. Stems: stout, Leaves: soft and hairy Flowers: in long inflorescences, tubular, purple to white, with purple spots inside the throat, drooping … Continue reading

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Only When

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. … Continue reading

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Look To This Day

Look to this day for it is life; the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence – the joy of growth, the splendour of action, the glory of power. For yesterday … Continue reading

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Miniature World

A special gift from a friend who created it just for me. Built on part of a branch that fell off an ancient fir tree. Idyllic little world of green, flowers, trees and two sheep there, a tempting little cottage … Continue reading

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Black Elderberry

Black Lace Elderberry Sambucus nigra “Eva” Lacy, purple-black foliage. Soft pink early summer flowers produce fall berries. Hisnibs bought this plant for me for my birthday three years ago Use: jam, jelly. Super Fruit.  Deer Resistant but we have it … Continue reading

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Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart Dicentra spectabilis Symbol of undying love

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Rhododendron is Amazing

This Rhodo is a survivor. We planted it over 40 years ago. It’s been driven over by an RV, had a tree fall on it, been stomped by male deer, been through drought and monsoons but still it blooms, faithfully … Continue reading

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Scented Memories

Lilac bush in bloom. Butterflies ecstatic, So am I. I breathe in memories, walking to school, Red Deer Alberta, spring, freedom, happiness and laughter. 2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Don’t Be Afraid

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. ~Frederick Buechner

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Survivors

This little apple tree has been our inspiration for years now. Growing on the side of the road, at the edge of the woods, under the telephone wires and on a rock bluff. Every spring we watch for it somehow … Continue reading

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Western Flowering Dogwood

Dogwood (Western Flowering) Cornus nuttallii Wild. Natural. Dogwood Family. Small forest tree. Grows only in the southwest corner of BC.  Grows to 40’ tall. Often shrubby. Branches grow in a wavy fashion. Leaves 2-3” long, simple, in clusters of four … Continue reading

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Let Go

 Life has an astonishing way of taking care of you once you no longer mind what is happening. ~Krishnamurti

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Buy Hyacinths To Feed Thy Soul

If thou of fortune be bereft, and in thy store there be but left two loaves, sell one, and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. ~John Greenleaf Whittier

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Sweet Violets

Sweet violets sweeter than all the roses covered all over from head to toe covered all over with sweet violets. Chorus from an old song my dad used to sing to me by Charles Grean / Cy Coben Sweet Violets … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

Two masked men appeared at our door the other day and we let them in! Who would have thought that scenario would become normal. Our old trusty drier packed it in and our local appliance store delivered our new one, … Continue reading

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