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A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected Focus

Nancy Merrill’s challenge this week is “Unexpected Focus.” I understand that to mean, “I intended to take a photograph of a hosta, but my focus shifted to the little green tree frog taking a rest on a hosta leaf.” Visit … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Mary Grigg’s Garden

Several weeks ago I visited a beautiful garden in Mint Hill, NC. Mary Griggs began developing her two acre garden almost 25 years ago, and what she has created is nothing short of breathtaking. Mary told me was inspired by … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: May 2016

Today is Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. Rather than do a complete review of the foliage in my garden this month, I will offer only a few vignettes of areas in the garden dedicated to … Continue reading

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March: Wildlife in the Garden

Thanks to HeyJude for creating this Garden Photography Challenge. This month’s theme is “Wildlife in the Garden.” A flock of robins is flitting around the garden right now, but I’m not fast enough with the camera to catch them. So… … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less)

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is WEIGHT(LESS). What could be more weight(less) than an anole resting on a hosta leaf? https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/weightless/

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: September 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, sponsored by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. The arrival of fall is accompanied by a number of subtle changes in the garden. Peonies are beginning to go dormant and the edges of their foliage is browning. That … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: 15 August 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Garden. Here in the dog days of Autumn the blooms in my garden are somewhat sparse. Nonetheless, I accept Carol’s invitation to show what is giving us a … Continue reading

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Double Header: Wordless Wednesday and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day


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A Shady Vignette

One of my favorite spots in my garden is a back corner of our house that spends most of the day in full shade. Over time I have tried to create a space that not only “functions” in that shady … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is MOTION. I was able to capture a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) scuttling across a hosta leaf. My garden is a home to a number of these creatures who are welcome assistants in my continuing … Continue reading

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