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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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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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Patterns

Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted. ~Doug Dillon

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Spring Drew On

Spring drew on… and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps. ~Charlotte Brontë

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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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Blooming Out Of Season

I sometimes feel like this little poinsettia, bad timing, wrong colour, unnoticed, just doing its own thing, in spite of what everyone else thinks or does. Who decides these things I wonder and insists a certain plant or person is … Continue reading

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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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Rhododendron Is Blooming

Rhododendron macrophyllum Deciduous shrub. Lovely little rhodo out by our cabin.  Such an amazing soft pink colour. “Cunningham’s Blush” Is a good companion for azalea and holly. Deer proof unless the males stomp on them, which they tend to do … 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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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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Garden Art 4

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