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To Be The Answer

We’re so busy doing, we’ve forgotten how to just be; to sit, still and quiet, stare at dark blue ocean until it becomes flat and green, to watch until slow moving barge disappears from view in the distant mist, to … Continue reading

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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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Raven’s Nest

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Lost Is Found

Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF. ~Mandy Hale

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Becoming

“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing 
to give up being a caterpillar.” ~Trina Paulus

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Birds

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. ~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays

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Walking in the Woods Nearby

Monotropa uniflora, also known as ghost plant, Indian pipe or corpse plant, is an herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of North America. These perennial plants are generally 4-8 inches tall, with small scale-like leaves, and white five parted … Continue reading

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It’s Raining in the Woods ah!

God comes to us disguised as our very lives ~Paula D’Arcy

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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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Love’s Transforming Power

If there is a secret to love’s transforming power, surely it must lie in its uncanny ability to call forth who we truly are. ~Richard Rohr

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Don’t Even Go There

Where dark memories paralyze and drain, where what if replaces why not and can’t becomes the chant in tired brain. Don’t go there. Close the negative emulation, turn off the loudest incantation. Find one thought of positive vibration and go … Continue reading

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The Neighbourhood Watering Hole

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English Daisies

Daisy (English) Bellis perennis Small Perennial.  Leafless stems to 1 to 6” tall. Flowers in the spring, to 1” across, pinkish or white.  A friend from England gave us a few roots in 2000.  We planted them in one spot … Continue reading

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Rhododendron

Rhododendron macrophyllum This large bush is a survivor.  We planted three rhodoes in the 70’s. One was driven over by a camper van, one had a tree dropped on it. This one survived and though the deer seem to stomp … Continue reading

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