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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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Sticks and Stones

Middle daughter has been creating her magic all over our entrance.  This little wattle fence made from woven hazel nut pruning marks the edge of the driveway so creatively. Stones from around the property outline and beautify the path to … Continue reading

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Spiffing up the driveway entrance

Middle daughter did a beautiful moss garden and rockery along one edge of the driveway. Looks so nice with the sun on it.  She has more plans for further down the driveway too. Vignettes like this around our acreage fill … Continue reading

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Sunbathing

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Fall Colours In Our Yard

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Backyard Bliss

Lovely view of our backyard pond with rose campion in the background. That’s a metal heron hiding in the grass.  Just felt so pastoral and calm.

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