Monthly Archives: May 2014

Heavenly Delight

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is one of the most heavenly of scents in the garden. For about two weeks every spring, I inundate my senses with this delicate gift of Nature. Life is good!

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Inspirational Woman

We have witnessed the transition of one of the most remarkable and inspirational women of our time. Maya Angelou, may you rest in peace. Your gifts to us will be treasured for generations to come. You will not be forgotten. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I love living in a small town. Events have a very personal feeling and Memorial Day has always been an important observance in my hometown. It is a solemn occasion honoring all veterans, marked with prayer, speakers, boy and girl scouts reciting … Continue reading

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Monarch Field Habitat

Having decided I must take action locally after my previous posts about the decline of Monarch butterflies, I contacted a fellow gardener who has kids in the local elementary school.  Previously, over the twenty plus years I’ve lived here, I had volunteered to do garden … Continue reading

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Recently unfurled beech leaves with protective hairs. Pubescence helps reduce sunburn and windburn from moisture loss until the leaf can harden off. Eventually the leaf will become smooth to maximize photosynthesis. My favorite color – I love a forest filled … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Being must be felt. It can’t be thought. ~ Eckhart Tolle ~ ___________________

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May Days

Finally, we have had a string of warm, sunny days so I do believe spring is really here. This has been the longest delayed spring weather for many years. May has always been my favorite month. It is when the grass turns … Continue reading

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Hello There, Blue Eyes!

This sweet little butterfly quietly posed for me on a blossom of Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ and though I searched online to find out what kind she was, I wasn’t successful. My guess is she’s a type of Azure Butterfly. Are there any lepidopterists out … Continue reading

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A popular garden trend is planting to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Both are drawn to nectar-rich flowers, adding activity, sound and beauty to your garden. In early May, I know hummingbirds have returned when they visit my quince bushes. Right … Continue reading

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Lovely Message By Dalai Lama.

Originally posted on A Small Act Of Kindness Can Bring Smile On Million Faces:
I love this! It is a good thought to keep in mind. A Small Act Of Kindness Can Bring Smile On Million Faces View original post

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