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Pileated Woodpecker

Woodpecker ‘Pileated’ dryocopus pileatus An uncommon year-round resident, requires large breeding territory. One of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent. It’s nearly the size of a crow.  A pair stays together on its territory all year round. … Continue reading

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More Summer Blues

Yes, Lizanne, there are blue flowers! Lots of them.

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Happy August

It is finally feeling like summer days, sun, heat, lazy haze in hammocks reading books, canning food, cutting roses, drying herbs for gourmet cooks. It is finally feeling like summer. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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What Ducks Do On Hot Days

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Friendship Cherries

A friend of a friend wanted someone to come and pick their cherries before the bear got to them. So we did.  Ate our fill and canned the rest.  They will sure taste good on a cold winter night.

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Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny (Moneywort) Lysimachia nummularia. Heritage creeping perennial. Hardy ground cover. Nearly evergreen. Easily divided. 6-12” high. Spreads rapidly by runners, forming a ruffled mat 1” deep.  Found it growing in the ditch along our road.  Someone must have dumped … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a day at the beach

 

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Winter Doldrums

All the leaves and all the dreams of summer fallen to the ground, unfinished plans like warm duvets of colour in a mound left out in the cold until spring comes back around. ©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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Siesta Time

Cool June morning morphs into hot dry afternoon, energy wilts like marguerites in window boxes. Work slows to full stop, hammocks fill, popsicles melt – it’s siesta time. ©2019 Sharron R. McMillan

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Solar Powered

Blooms in the sun but curls up and sleeps in the shade.  Sort of like me.

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Poppies in the Rose Garden

We didn’t remember planting poppy seeds but apparently we did. They are filling in the spaces between the rose bushes. This is the first one to bloom and we were surprised with the amazing colour of it.  I wonder what … Continue reading

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There Goes August

Flying off like a bird heading south. Not to be seen again until a new year emerges. Goodbye August, goodbye summer. See you next year.

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Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

You no sooner get your head above water than someone pulls your flippers off.            ~Unknown

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The Scent of Summer

Purple and White Lilac scent the whole yard.  Summer is here indeed. 

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Nothing says summer as well as a pot of Marigolds

Happiness is the art of making a bouquet of those flowers within reach. ~Unknown

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