Monthly Archives: September 2014

Autumn Leaves

It’s beginning to look very autumnal around here! The red maples, sumac and Virginia creeper are blazing red. The birch trees are turning gold and leaves everywhere are drifting down with the slightest breeze, crackling and swishing underfoot with each step … Continue reading

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Ana from Celebrating Sunshine shared in a recent post these great gratitude quotes that I think are just wonderful. Visit her site for more upbeat posts looking at the sunny side of life! ❤ Some people grumble that roses have thorns; … Continue reading

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Finally Back Home

I wanted to share with you a book I think is too good to keep to myself. It is the recently published debut anthology, Finally Back Home. It is the work of the talented young poet Irfaan Ihsan Jaffer, who is … Continue reading

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Puppy Face

This Green-Striped Darner stopped for a short rest, giving me an opportunity to get a few shots before he headed off on his way. See his cute puppy face? After spending four to five years as a nymph in an … Continue reading

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Frost Predicted

Those who don’t garden probably wonder about the sanity of those who do, particularly when they come upon a scene like this. At this time of year, why attempt to postpone the inevitable? Protecting tender annuals from a late frost … Continue reading

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My Gardens

Although my gardens that I have been working in all summer have been blooming abundantly, it occurred to me that I haven’t written about them or posted photos. How remiss of me! So here is a recap of what has happened … Continue reading

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American goldfinches (and lots of birds) love all sorts of seeds! Consider leaving seed heads for the birds to forage. Coneflower (Echinacea), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Sunflower (Helianthus), Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis), Thistle (Circium, Caduus) and Cosmos are just a few favored … Continue reading

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For a long while on a recent afternoon, I stood on the river’s edge mesmerized by the ripples and distortions of color reflected on the water. Between the light breeze and insects disturbing the surface, it was an endless show, … Continue reading

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Bees, Honey and Dirt Roads

Originally posted on Vermont Farm Heart:
On weekends when we really don’t have much going on (which is pretty rare lately) our favorite thing to do is just drive. Pick a direction, a dirt road, and just go. No plans,…

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Green Flowers

Green flowers are unusual in the garden, although breeders have added many new cultivars in the past few years. Lime green compliments any color in the garden, but my favorite pairings are with hot pink, orange or lavender purple. The above Flowering Tobacco is … Continue reading

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