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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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Unless the Seed Falls Into the Ground

We learn one lesson from the seed that diamonds have never taught us. For seeds, unlike diamonds, are for spending, for throwing away, almost. For unless the seed falls into the ground, lying buried in the darkness of the earth … Continue reading

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Honesty

Honesty is not only the best policy, it is rare enough today to make you pleasantly conspicuous. ~ C.H. Brower

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Give Thanks

When you arise in the morning Give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food And give thanks for the joy of living And if perchance you see no reason for … 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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Wild Salmon Sticks

Another wonderful installation by middle daughter, fish in her dry pond creation.

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Hidden Oasis In the Ferns

What’s that in the ferns? Move closer. . . A hidden oasis in the ferns.  Lovely! Another lovely Middle Daughter’s Creation.

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Poet Pen

I fain would write a timely poem Of politics and polls Of oil spills and postal strikes Of taxes, wars and goals. But lo, ‘twas not my diascope This timely news to share, For ‘tis delivered daily At my step … Continue reading

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Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart Dicentra spectabilis Symbol of undying love

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Met A New Neighbour Today

Cheeky little guy, came around the post and we were both startled to see each other.

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Bouquet of Iris

Happy June!

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Grape Leaves

Hope is a waking dream. ~Aristotle

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Little Oak Tree

The little oak tree we found on the side of the road years ago is finally looking like a real tree. We don’t have oak trees in our forest so a travelling bird or energetic squirrel must have planted it.  … Continue reading

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Not Here

I do like quietness and beauty but this cemetery with Highway One and Lower Road whizzing past is not very quiet. I’d rather be sprinkled under a fruit tree on our own land then try to rest here. Hopefully what … Continue reading

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