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Here’s what Mocha was stalking in our yard. ;-)

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I Spy

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Pink Dogwood Tree

 Dogwood (Pink) Cornus satomi Small deciduous tree.  Attractive horizontal tiers of branches.  This Asian dogwood is native to the islands of Japan as well as Korea. It was first seen and described by von Siebold of the Dutch East India … Continue reading

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Views From My Hanging Chair

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Bamboo In The Sun

Our first bamboo we planted in 1976 but blackberries and alder chocked it out, or so we thought. When we cleared that section of the yard years later, there we found a shoot of bamboo struggling to live. Now it’s … Continue reading

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Around The Yard Again

The new Rhododendron bush out by the cabin has three beautiful blooms.We can see them from the house when the sun spotlights them. Lovely.

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Around the Yard – Five

Oregon Grape Mahonia nervosa Natural.  Barberry family. Wild, common coastal evergreen shrub to 2’ high grows throughout the woods.Flowers: yellow in clusters.  Blooming May-June.Fruit: Look like tiny concord grapes with waxy hue on a holly bush. Acid, sweeter after first … Continue reading

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Around Our Yard – two

Violet (Common) Viola odorata Sweet Violets have taken over the front part of the yard. I love their cheery faces. The flowers are edible and are used to make tea for chest complaints, consumption;to make jam, jellies, syrups and candied. Add to … Continue reading

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Around Our Yard – One

Welcome to Hard-To-Come-By. Let’s take a walk around our yard and see what’s waking up in April.

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Wise Old Owl In the Cherry Tree

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Spring Surprises In Our Yard

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Boris

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Thinking Deep Thoughts

Mocha thinking about the meaning of life.

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Art Installation

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Mocha At Play

Mocha is not a free range cat, we built her a catio when we got her.  Our last cat was taken by a coyote so we’ve been very protective of Mocha but she loves to get out and roam the … Continue reading

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