Monthly Archives: May 2017

In A Vase On Monday – Simply Heavenly

Ages ago, when I was in my late teens, I walked down a sidewalk along a tall wooden fence. I smelled the most heavenly scent and had to know what produced it. I boosted myself up to peer over the … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – Bleeding Hearts

My bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) are coming on fantastically and were the obvious choice for today’s arrangement. The past two weeks have been quite chilly with a few nights that threatened frost, but luckily we’ve squeaked through without any damage to … Continue reading

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Backyard Visitor

I was surprised and delighted to see this handsome fellow, a Great Horned Owl, in our backyard today.  They aren’t very common in our woods to my knowledge. In the twenty-seven years that I’ve lived here, I’ve seen only one. … Continue reading

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The Tuesday View May 9

The Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) on the edge of the lawn bravely continues to survive and bloom. While this past winter wasn’t too bad, it was a previous, deeply cold one and heavy snowstorm that threatened its survival. It limps along. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Salome & Quince

The Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica) hedge is in full bloom this week, drawing in bumblebees, a flashy male Baltimore oriole and our summer resident ruby-throated hummingbird. It is not a plant I love– its exuberant growth must be trimmed frequently, its … Continue reading

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Exposed

via Daily Prompt: Exposed In response to today’s WP prompt, I thought this the perfect shot. A rare, surprise EF-1 tornado ripped through sections of our town in late February, leaving many forested areas suddenly exposed. Nature’s clear cutting, complete … Continue reading

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