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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Architecture, photography

3 More Score Cool Halloween Decor

Witches and ghosts and pumpkins, oh my! Skeletons and spiders and tombstones to die for! (it’s just a saying, despite the time of year) We’ve seen many more houses celebrating the season. Here are three that get good marks. The first house is simple, yet elegant. The second house has good color contrasts between the […]

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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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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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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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