Monthly Archives: April 2015

Carolina Spring

Here are some of the photos I took on my recent trip to the Carolinas. Since the only thing blooming in my yard when I left was snowdrops, it was like leapfrogging six weeks ahead into full spring. It was wonderful … Continue reading

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Bobcat

My neighbor called today to let me know that our resident bear has returned from hibernation, larger than ever, visiting their compost pile and bird feeders last night. As they usually get the first visit, it’s nice of them to … Continue reading

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Blog Tour

Storm, at stormiesteele.com has asked me to join in The Blog Tour Award, in which I am happy to participate. Storm, a published author, offers posts that are spiritual and uplifting, encouraging us to reach deeply within to connect to our inner … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the Yard

Yesterday afternoon I noticed a wild hen turkey near our feeder and as I drew near the window right below me was a tom strutting his stuff! Like the iconic Thanksgiving bird, he displays heightened mating season color and stance – … Continue reading

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Wood Frogs

It is that time of year again when our little friends are calling from the pond. There are already eggs among the submerged vegetation and soon the tiny tadpoles will hatch. I thought I’d publish my post from last year … Continue reading

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Biltmore Estate

Recently, while visiting my sister, I was fortunate to visit the Biltmore Estate, a 250-room French Renaissance chateau completed in 1895, located in Asheville, NC. It was a beautiful, warm day and we toured the gardens (such a treat!) and the … Continue reading

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At Last

At last, there are flowers in my garden! While large patches of snow remain all over the yard, the sunny front bed offers up its gift of snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) in the spring sunshine. I’ve been waiting all winter for this … Continue reading

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