Monthly Archives: October 2019

Finally, Furniture

On Friday our new furniture finally arrived. My and my husband’s new bedroom set looks, I can’t help but to keep saying, POSH. It is dark in color, strongly defined against the light gray walls, and the overall effect is … Continue reading

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The Universe Is Laughing

When my alarm went off for the third time this morning, I groggily got out of bed to turn it off. I could hardly believe I’d already snoozed the alarm twice. The Universe was surely in the mood for an … Continue reading

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Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye weed is a popular plant among gardeners. When I did an Internet search on it, most of the hits were for gardening, rather than wildflower, websites. Among its positive attributes are that it’s pretty, unusually tall, attractive to … Continue reading

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Continuing the Catalog: Part 3

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Animal Parade

Most of my nature posts have been about plants. There haven’t been many specifically about animals. The reason for that is simple: plants stay still, and animals don’t, so most of my pictures are of plants. But I still manage … Continue reading

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Milkweed

Milkweed grows in the meadows along the path where I often walk. I didn’t get any pictures of the flowers this year, so I offer you this post from 2008 (it contains a picture of milkweed flowers, plus a picture … Continue reading

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Problems and Solutions

Plant identification is a lot trickier than I thought it would be. I have been running into a lot of problems. But I’ve also been thinking about potential solutions. Problem: Identifying from a picture doesn’t always work well, because the … Continue reading

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While It Lasts

I learned a lot about plants as a child. I lived in a quiet suburb, down the road from a farm, and not far from the woods. My parents were both interested in nature, particularly in plants. They kept several … Continue reading

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Color, Light, and Seeds

On my walk yesterday I took 500 pictures. That has to be a record. I deleted about half of them when I got home, but that still leaves a lot of pictures to look through. It’s going to take a … Continue reading

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It’s a Coup!

My blog seems to have been taken over by flowers lately, but I’m OK with that. I want to be able to name all the plants that I see as I walk. These blog posts give me a reason to … Continue reading

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