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Today is lovely. The sun is shining; it’s warm. It’s an SSSS kind of day (SSSS=short sleeve shirt and shorts). I was able to take a nice walk around the grounds of our retirement community, abiding by the current “social … Continue reading
My friends, the Woodland Gnomes at Forest Garden, introduced me to a most interesting post by Cathy at Words and Herbs on the Ten Seasons of Phenology. That was a new term for me, and I submit that her post is a most interesting explanation. I hope … Continue reading
For the past week we have been joining the rest of the country in unseasonably cold weather. Our garden had a welcomed one inch of rain, but it was sandwiched between two days on either side of the rain with freezing … Continue reading
I recently visited Maple Walk, a remarkable garden in Charlotte created by Tom Nunnenkamp and Lib Jones. They have an extraordinary collection of over 90 Japanese maples and over 25 dogwood species. Among the many other beautiful plants in their garden, … Continue reading
The woods at the back of our property have changed dramatically over the past week. Could the first frost a week ago have provided the impetus that the leaves apparently needed to change? The colors are certainly not unexpected, but nonetheless it … Continue reading
One of the main attractions that encouraged us to select the location on which to build our house was the presence of a wooded area at the back of the lot. It is a permanent “green space,” so our view is … Continue reading
Last weekend in the mountains of North Carolina I spent a delightful afternoon walking back woods roads and following a rushing stream. The streams in the area were running strong after a series of heavy rains. In poking around the woods I came across … Continue reading