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Living The Simple Life

The easeful days, the dreamless nights the homely round of plain delights The calm, the unambitioned mind which all men seek, and few men find. ~ Austin Dobson

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Kiwi Still On The Vines

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Beautiful Fall Colours

The blueberry bush is dressed for the season.

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Ducklings Are Growing

Hanging out with Boris, their daddy.  They really are cute little critters.

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Fall Has Fallen

A few tomatoes still ripen in the greenhouse. Peas and beans flower again, trying to make up for not producing during the weeks of drought. The garden isn’t ready to go to sleep just yet. The earth is a mosaic … Continue reading

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Kindness

Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower. ~ S.H. Simmons

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Happy September

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I Run To My Garden

When the world out there makes no sense at all, when evil grows stronger as innocents fall, when freedom is license and greed is the rule, when games teach our children more than their school. I run to my garden … Continue reading

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Brighten The Corner Where You Are

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Happiness

Happiness doesn’t have to be chased… it merely has to be chosen. ~Mandy Hale

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Backyard Bliss

Lovely view of our backyard pond with rose campion in the background. That’s a metal heron hiding in the grass.  Just felt so pastoral and calm.

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Bambi and Mamma Walking Through Our Yard

They come by nearly every day, peering in the windows to see if we’re home, nibbling whatever looks tasty.  What a gift we open our eyes to see each day.

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Mopheads

Hydrangea (Mopheads) macrophylla nikko Deciduous Shrub. In spring thin out weak shoots and prune back flowering shoots nearly to the old wood. Flower: Large round heads of sterile flowers grow at the tops of upright woody stems. Flowering summer to … Continue reading

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Lace Cap Hydrangea

Hydrangea (Lace Cap) macrophylla normalis Planted in 1987 from a cutting a friend gave us. It has bloomed faithfully every year. 2” to 4” flowers, centre fertile blossoms surrounded by lace of large flat sterile blossoms

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Beauty

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within –strength, courage, and dignity. ~Ruby Dee

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