food, Gardening, photography

Pumpkins that Pale to Those Past

Now this is a surprising box of pumpkins. I don’t believe I’ve seen many this shade. I’ve seen different textures before; a few are positively warty! Those make great jack-o-lanterns. On a quick search, I’ve found that the nickname of the white-colored gourds in the photo is “ghost” pumpkins and they can be used just […]

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Gardening, Humor, Nature, photography

I May Have 2 Many Asters

Today I gave away 40 aster plants. Wait, don’t worry. They are liberal self-seeders, the birds help spread them too, and I have plenty plenty more. Purple asters are butterfly and bee favorites. ¡Olé! –Rebecca This post is part of Debbie’s Six Word Saturday and Cee’s Flower of the Day. #6WS  #sixwordsaturday #FOTD

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Gardening, Nature, photography

FOTD: Mystery Vines at the Park

Thursday morning I walked home from the dentist and saw three types of vines covering a park fence. Two I recognized: maiden’s bower and morning glory. The third was mysterious; I’m hoping a reader can tell me what flower it is. Good morning; clean bill of health at the dentist and lovely flowers to boot. […]

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Art, history, photography

Painting a 20th Century Trachte Building

On our walk Monday morning we discovered an oil painter perched on the sidewalk in front of a Trachte building on Commercial Avenue. I went up to say hello. He introduced himself as John Elliot and told us the story of how the building was his favorite record store during college. Mr. Elliot went to […]

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