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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – Going Native

For this week’s vase, I’ve used only wildflowers picked from our fields and woods that are native to the northeastern U.S. Asters have come abundantly into bloom (we have more than half a dozen different species), of which I’ve chosen three: white … Continue reading

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Lazy Summer Afternoon

Fluffy, cottony clouds float in a Wedgewood blue sky. In the treetops above me, goldfinches twitter; cedar waxwings dart and swoop after insects, calling “zee-zee” to one other. I sit in one of the Andirondack chairs above the river, taking in … Continue reading

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Renewed

It is such a joy to be outside these days with the birds calling from nearly every tree and bush, I’m thrilled to be alive to witness the renewal of another spring. After this past, bitterly cold winter, these warm, sunny … Continue reading

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Last Hurrah

Oakleaf Hydrangea (H. quercifolia) puts on a show in reddish-orange and burgundy beyond a screen of dried wildflowers – goldenrod, aster and heliopsis – gone to seed at the edge of the field.  

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Turk’s Cap Lilies

Turk’s Cap Lilies (Lilium canadense) are now at peak bloom in our woodland. Easily distinguished by their vibrant orange, recurved petals that earn them their name, their annual bloom is an eagerly awaited event for us. Native to eastern U.S., … Continue reading

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