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And the winner is….

With an astounding 11 blooms, this second year (in my possession) “Terra Cotta Star” amaryllis is the winner! At least so far! This photo was taken early, before most of the blooms were fully open just so you could actually … Continue reading

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The Amaryllis Parade

Amaryllis (actually Hippeastrum but isn’t that an ugly name?) is one of my favorite flowers to brighten the scene in winter. Unlike some people who plant up several for the holidays, I pot one bulb every week or ten days … Continue reading

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Farewell 2021….

As I sit here pondering what to write on this final day of 2021, I feel as though it’s all been said before. Most of 2021 was a repeat of 2020, but with slightly different timing. If I just reprinted … Continue reading

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It’s Snowing!

“It’s snowing!” Once upon a time, I shouted those words with glee, now I stand at the window and shudder, and feel relief that I’m not required to go out in that blustery weather. The first snowfall brings mixed emotions. … Continue reading

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Biding my time…

In my last post, “Resisting the Urge,” my growing impatience to get growing emerged. There were “Oregon Giant” snow peas planted on one of the potager’s trellises, but then planting was halted. The ground is so very dry, and the … Continue reading

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February: Monthly Review

Snow arrived on January 31st and remained until February 26, except for a few piles where the driveway was plowed, and patches in the shade of the Lady Cottage and gazebo. I don’t know how more northern folks manage the … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Suddenly we have some sunshine, and I can’t express how welcome it is after weeks of gloomy days. I think I missed being able to witness sunsets almost as much as I miss sunshine during the day! Last night’s sunset … Continue reading

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January: Monthly review

The first month of 2021 was not very memorable, nor filled with the optimism of past January’s. Like December, is was mostly gray and drab outdoors, so I left the Christmas tree up and the nutcrackers out the entire month … Continue reading

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The Last photo challenge

I don’t normally participate in challenges or memes, other than “Six on Saturday” but in an effort in 2021 to be more sociable, I’m joining Brian (aka Bushboy) in his “Last photo of 2020” challenge. The rules are simple: 1. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to ALL!

Not much of a white Christmas, but we’ll take it! May your home be filled with the sounds of Christmas pleasures today. Ours is quiet, with soft holiday music in the background and the scent of a Christmas meal cooking. … Continue reading

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