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New Neighbours

Boris and Beatrice Muscovy have moved into their new duckdom in eldest daughter’s yard.  They have been exploring the area and are feeling quite at home.  Beatrice has 12 eggs in her nest, so we’ll have ducklings running about in … Continue reading

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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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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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Raven’s Nest

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Home

Take the time to come home to yourself every day. ~Robin Casarjean

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Artistic Garden Spot

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Wind Chimes Part 2

We’ve had these chimes for years too, terracotta love birds on a log.  They’ve been repaired several times but are still chiming from the tip of a smoke bush branch.

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Wind Chimes Part 1

We’ve had this little wind chime for over 20 years. I remember every time we walked past it my baby grandson had to hit it and make it tinkle.  He’s now over 2o years old.  It’s been repaired a few … Continue reading

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Rose Campion

Rose Campion Lychnis coronaria Natural Herbaceous, short-lived perennial. An old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe. From the Greek lychno for lamp because the flowers glow. Will usually self-seed for many years. Seedlings that form may be easily moved in … Continue reading

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Life Is A Rose Garden

We’ve survived much, and created beauty out of it and now we get to live in the centre of it all. Our needs are simple and few, We are very blessed. ©2001 Sharron R. McMillan

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Pantry Update

Before:  Old boards on the walls and ceiling, ugly dirty shelves, clutter and disorganized After: New plywood painted white, clean new shelves, organized and decluttered, all ready for the new canning season.

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Pinks

Pinks (Fire witch) Dianthus Feuerhexe Planted. Perennial. Evergreen.  Compact, mounding habit. Shear when blooms fade to keep shape. 8” tall, 12” wide. Full sun. Heat and humidity tolerant. Flowers: Fragrant single magenta pink. Blooms most of the summer. Remove faded … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Place To Hang Out

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A Seed

  I was a seed searching for a place to root. Carried by turbulent winds to desolate soil I could have withered and dried. Transported by flighty fowl of feelings to distant shores, I may have drowned in oceans of … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Day Hanging Basket

I was thoroughly spoiled for Mother’s Day.  I am so very blessed.

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