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Today in the Garden (Life with Birds – and Squirrels)

Last Wednesday, while we were out looking for a few last-minute grocery items (eggs, cilantro, etc) we stopped by the local Wild Birds Unlimited (a chain of franchise stores, our local one has been around for a very long time). The people there are always so kind and knowledgeable. Tom had been in a couple […]


Cross-post: Musings when illness interferes with Life.

Cross-posting from facebook. It seemed it might be useful to have this up in an easily-retrieved space. Long post, abundant self-absorbed reflection, and minimal editing. Read at your own risk! Took a “sick day” today from the class I have been enjoying. Drinking LOTS of water and resting in my quiet room and it seems […]


What’s in the Garden/Garden-ability.

Like many people fortunate enough to live where they have a bit of property around their home, our yard has been a true spirit lifter these past six months as the pandemic wanders over North America and the rest of the world. From having something to think about and make plans for, to the ability […]


What’s in the Garden

I haven’t done a post like this in years! Right now I am limited in mobility to areas closest to the house, and only when others are nearby to assist. But Grant is working hard to change this! Here is a small photo essay about what’s going on in the ornamental garden closest to the […]


Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser: Growing

I have always been a gardener, I think — I love to be IN gardens, I love to TALK “gardens,” and I love to CREATE gardens. There is a strange shift, however, when one moves away from “gardens” with annuals and shorter-lived perennials to plants that could conceivably be enjoyed by people two or three […]


Today in the Garden (Reviving a Series)

I used to try to post a little something from our yard once a week, and whenever new things “popped up.” But after the loss of our home it was too hard to keep ahead of much. I think we have turned a corner this year. At least, I have, and so here for your […]


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