Nature, photography

Whatsoever is Lovely: Tropical Flowers

Temperatures outdoors were at freezing, so yesterday we escaped to the tropics for an hour at Olbrich Gardens. What will your New year’s poem be for Sunday? Olé! –Rebecca This post is part of Xingful Mama’s Whatsoever is Lovely and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Milkweed Fluff Takes to the Air

Late autumn is a time for seeds and strong breezes. From milkweed to Milky Way. ¡Olé! –Rebecca November Poetry Challenge: One day left to turn in your celestial tankas, see the details: November Poetry Challenge/Reto poético de octubre. This post celebrates Six Word Saturday and Flower of the Day  #6WS #FOTD

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Gardening, Nature, photography

5 Fall Flowers Before It Freezes

I dashed around the garden this afternoon, camera in hand. Tonight our temperature will be 4 C (39F). We are heading into a freeze that will put the blooms to bed for the winter. I’ll share what I found: One of three phlox plants blooming One of a handful of aster plants which continue to […]

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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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