Category Archives: A Closer Look

Come Into My Parlor

This greeted me when I went out to the side yard this morning. The web is probably six feet across, likely the work of an orb spider. I didn’t see her, though, so I don’t know what kind.  It’s so … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Garden Visitor

We enjoyed a visit from a Painted Turtle yesterday. She was likely looking for a place to lay some eggs. Last year we had a snapping turtle nest, but this was the first time we had a painted turtle rustling … Continue reading

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All Wet

More than 3 inches of rain fell over the weekend.  Wet makes working in the garden a real mess. But wet can also make things pretty. These dianthus blooms just weep pink, don’t you think? And wet creates patterns you’d … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day

             Whether you’re a mother, daughter, son, or father, my wish is that you take a moment today to see the beauty and wonder that surrounds us. You don’t have to travel the world to … Continue reading

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Generous Souls

I’ve always admired generous people.  You know the ones.  If you say how pretty or how nice something is, they offer it to you. Casually, easily. Without strings. They hug fiercely and give frequent, genuine compliments and praise.  Nothing stiff … Continue reading

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Jack Frost

The garden looked gray and lifeless this morning. But when I looked closer I saw this on the sage:       And every petal of this coneflower had been delicately feathered with ice. I could imagine someone bending down to … Continue reading

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Bejeweled Morning

Ice diamonds dripped down the neck of  the cherry tree this morning.              And fresh snow formed a lace doily over the sedum’s head.                       … Continue reading

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