Gardening, Nature, photography

6 Flowers of Late June

The garden knows its schedule. It does not need a nudge to blossom. This time of year, I am thankful for the gardeners who tilled this earth before me. Their blooming legacy is a continual wonder of color and joy. I weed and I water these perennials. The rewards are great, since they enthusiastically bloom […]

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Gardening, photography

6 New Floral Faces

Spring brings new blooms each week. I wish I could take credit for the planning, but the previous gardener did most of the work! We’ll start with the smallest flowers. Anyone know the name of these bulb flowers with tiny blooms? I looked it up, it is called Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum). We’re preparing […]

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Nature, photography

Cattail Fluff: All Time Favorite Seeds

As a kid, I loved autumn’s fun forms of seed dispersal; pine cones, maple seeds, acorns. We’d play games, throwing winged seeds into the air and watching them fall. I remember a hike at a marsh was the most fun of all. There, nature beckons a child; “help me sow these seeds,” says the cattail. […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

1 Dried Flower Bouquet

Walking home from an appointment at our neighborhood hair salon today, I felt the tropical storm like unseasonable weather, 19C (67F) and 90% humidity rather than 0C (32F) and snow. Although it was too warm for a coat, I wore one in case the scattered rain from the morning returned. When I reached the end […]

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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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