food, Gardening, photography, The Americas

Are You Ready, Pumpkin Eaters?

I like autumn holidays, especially when pumpkins are involved. This year’s pumpkin vines have produced the most calabazas ever. I credit the abundance to Eagle’s weeding and watering the vegetables this summer. May all your pies be pumpkin. ¡Olé! -Rebecca PS Pumpkin eaters is a term of endearment in our family. -R This post is […]

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Nature, photography

FOTD: Evening Primrose on the Prairie

Two weeks ago we had our last big hike of the summer. The prairie was lush with blooms. I may not have the complete floral alphabet, but I do have stray flowers up my sleeves as any child magician of yore. How’s your weekend? ¡Olé! –Rebecca This post is part of Cee’s Flower of the Day. #FOTD

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Humor, Nature, photography

What the Hail is Going On?

That’s a Texan phrase. Tuesday it came to mind as I heard plink plink plink on our metal roof and looked outside to see ice balls pelting through the rain. Large marble sized frozen precipitation plunked onto the roof and sidewalk during the deluge. I think this is the tail end of Hurricane Fiona that […]

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Nature, photography

Welcome to 2 Winged Visitors

Our weather has reached a pre-autumn sweet spot where the nights are cool (50F/10C) and the days are warm (70F/21C). Today I rediscovered the portion of the garden behind the garage and can see it is time to cut back the low-mow grass. This afternoon I removed the weeds I do not want to spread […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

FOTD: Bee Blossom

We’ve lived in Madison for nearly twenty years now. I’ve begun gardening since we’ve moved here, at 43 latitude. Many plants are the same as where I grew up in 44 latitude Minneapolis. Still, there is so much flora to learn! Hiking at Pheasant Branch last weekend, I saw pink flowers I didn’t recognize. I […]

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