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Fall’s Paintbox

I love the colours in Fall’s Paintbox. Reds that you only see this time of year, Greens that blend and blaze between blue sky and forest darkness. It’s not my favourite time of year but I can’t help admiring the … Continue reading

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It Is The Season Of Spiders

“Narcissists, however, are similar to a spider that has built a web for its prey to bring itself.” ― Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

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Look Deeply At A Tree

We never look deeply into the quality of a tree; we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark, and hear the sound that is part of the tree. Not the sound of wind through the leaves, not … Continue reading

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Lonely Slug

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Maple Leaf On Forest Floor

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Painted Leaves

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Into The Forest

Into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul. ~ John Muir

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Shelf Fungi – Correction – These are Oyster Mushrooms

Hisnibs informs me these are Oyster Mushrooms which are edible.  Sorry for the mistake. Oyster – creamy white with smooth soft texture. Fan shape and mild flavour. Size varies from tiny to large.   shelf fungi – Fungi are made up … Continue reading

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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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Evidence

Ah ha. Out in the woods, on a mossy bench, empty walnut shells, from our tree. We wondered where all our walnuts ended up, main suspect, squirrels. Evidence. Substantial. We’ll have our eyes on those squirrels this Fall. (Guess who’s … Continue reading

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This We Know

This we know. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected, like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons … Continue reading

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Morning In My Studio

When I shut my studio door I lock out the woes of the world for a few hours. I’m looking out to a sea of ferns, still, quiet surrounded by cedar, alder and maple trees sanding tall, straight, unafraid. The … Continue reading

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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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Brunnera

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ macrophylla Perennial.  Good woodland garden plant.  Will naturalize.  Grows 18” tall and wide. Flowers: Airy, light blue with yellow eyes. Leaves: Silvery heart-shaped with green veins. Part sun to full shade. Keep soil moist.  Deer Resistant. From  … Continue reading

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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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