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when all else fails go to the garden
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...my dear friend Juls and dear sister Cheri. A birthday posie of tiny Jonquilla, pink wood hyacinths, lily of the valley, and star of Bethlehem. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at the garden
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The forecasters were both right and wrong: it did snow. We woke yesterday morning to discover 8" of pristine powdery crystals but no blizzardy winds came through. We waited and waited for the convicts* to show up but they never... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at the garden
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the snow is very light and not as deep as forecast...but... we have a whole night to get through before it is blown away by the Big Winds on its heels. In the meantime these paperwhites smell lovely Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at the garden
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It is very cold outside and will they say turn even colder. And there is a Winter Storm Warning. It is to begin gently tomorrow and end as a blizzard on Friday. We are as prepared as we can be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at the garden
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Truth be told this image was taken as the setting sun washed the last leaves at Greenwood in early November. It just so happens it was the last weekend i was able to work there in 2013. As this year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at the garden
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Dear Friends, i truly believe that good, clean silliness is a very good thing--and continues to be the very best medicine. And, so, i share with you one of my favorite characters while wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at the garden
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a year for insects. This pretty little moth kept me company an entire day on the ceiling of my room. i would love to get closer to this beauty dining on the agapanthus 'Elaine' nectar However i require a long-ish... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at the garden
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It is my lovely niece's birthday and for her i offer up 3 new-to-my-garden favorites. Actually it's 3 photos of 2 "double click" cosmos. The first blooms on 'Snow Puff' don't look anything like the blooms that open a couple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at the garden
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It's been a year for insects around here and shame on me for not sharing before now the amazing cicadas that visited us. i'm sure that you heard about it on the news the 17 year visit. The puzzling thing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at the garden
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Please click on the bowl to read all about it Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at the garden
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Clematis plant tags should come with photos of their seed heads, too because so many are fascinating and just as beautiful and often more intriguing than the flowers. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at the garden
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i love black and white photography however that love was formed in my youth with film cameras and a darkroom while studying Adams, Steiglitz, Kertesz, Cameron, Atget, and Edward Weston to name a few. And in their prints blacks were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at the garden
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intentions get gobbled up and i find myself with so many things i meant to share. Like these classic, brand-spanking-new concrete beauties bathing in the sun when they arrived at Greenwood last spring . Whose hands first shaped the original,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at the garden
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Our girl Lucy's curls. and eyebrows. and my crocs. Are they the secret of her phenomonal hearing? She appears out of nowhere when i walk in with a glass of seltzer. the sound of popping bubbles mystifies her, still. (the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at the garden
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Nor is she a green (wo)man. She does dance elegantly in the wind. i present to you, Dancing Phyllis: (this was taken with a very old iphone that was given to me, which i cannot use as a phone but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at the garden
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We both love Shel Silverstein whose humor matched Jon's deliciously! Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at the garden
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my apologies to those of you who have already seen this i decided i wanted to edit the original and have these be seperate from a celebration of Jon's birthday Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at the garden
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The Dear Boy, many many years ago i decided to edit my original post which contained another celebration, but of a different sort and i've put it in a new post. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at the garden
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...i choose to be a swift living life joyously on the wing above it all. Like the ones i shared here many years ago "dropping" into our chimney where they nested in the chinks Seriously. i'm sure that it is... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at the garden
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...whose birthdays we celebrate today! Maple wings and a poem here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at the garden
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the first phase in the restoration project was finally completed in late winter and staff was finally able to move back into their offices in what was the former owner's home. In April i still had it all to myself... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at the garden
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i am of that age with peer-friends, gratefully who do not enjoy spending all of our time talking about all the things that beset us. you know the failing bits and pieces. we keep thinking we are just still ourselves.... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at the garden
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they grow at Greenwood and came along right after the snowdrops Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at the garden
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the earliest ones always come into the house with us Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at the garden