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What I Saw on Wednesday

I took the day off from work Wednesday. I was in need of a mental health day. With several hours all to myself, I went for a walk around the library. I always try to get out there at this … Continue reading

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September Violet

Look what Marshall found for me today!

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Favorite Thing: Unexpected Bouquet

Look what my husband gave me the other night! He picked these flowers himself, then kept them fresh in a Gatorade bottle. This is the second unexpected bouquet he has given me this year (the first was a cluster of … Continue reading

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After the Rain

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SITY: Things Gotta Grow

Back in June I found some attractive plants growing in the yard. They had beautiful swirls of fuzzy leaves. I wondered what they’d be when they grew up. Now it is August and I know the answer. They are these: … Continue reading

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Way Up Close

Sometimes I like to crop the heck out of a picture, just to see how it will look.

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Mystery Flower #14

I found this Mystery Flower growing in the woods behind a big tree. I had a hard time getting pictures, because it was off the path and I didn’t want to step on any other plants. Plus the insects were … Continue reading

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SITY: This Means War

This plant, whatever it is, spreads fast. It’s not terribly ugly. I actually like its purplish foliage and bright blue flowers. But it’s taking over my violets’ turf. That’s not acceptable. And it spreads by runner, making it even more … Continue reading

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SITY: Asters

The wild asters first start blooming in the late summer. I’m always happy to see them. They fill the borders of our yard with their cheerful white flowers and signal that fall is on the way. Now fall is here, … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Flowering Weeds

Blooming in the yard right now are cinquefoil, bluets, mouse-ear chickweed, buttercups, common speedwell, white clover, yellow wood sorrel, lady’s thumb, and dandelions. Most suburbanites would be horrified by that list. “What a nasty, weedy mess!” they’d exclaim. My husband … Continue reading

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