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Fall Outdoor Garden Update

The cucumbers did splendidly.  Until Hurricanes Irma and Jose kicked up some stiff winds here in this part of the world.  I was growing them upright on some wire supports, and the winds knocked those over, somewhat uprooting the cucumber … Continue reading

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As if my time wasn’t already in short supply… I’ve added another thing to my already full schedule.  A while back someone suggested that I investigate Reiki as a possible way of treating some of my health problems.  He was … Continue reading

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Baskets and my Etsy Shop

I’ve finally opened my Etsy shop.  It hasn’t got much in it yet, because these baskets take a long time to make and I can only work on them in between calls at work and when I’m hanging out with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Nature, October 2017

Some more of the wonderful critters I’ve been enjoying this year.  These pictures are from July, August, September, and October. American green tree frog – Hyla cinerea Orchard orb weaver – Leucauge venusta Broad-headed skink – Plestiodon laticeps Five Lined … Continue reading

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I just spent a couple of hours working on a blog post about saying “yes” to myself and then I deleted it.  There’s irony for you.  lol

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Celebrating Nature, July 2017

Now that I have a nice, relaxing place to spend time outside, I’ve started taking pictures again of some of the things I’ve been seeing while enjoying the peaceful outdoors.  There’s a lot of dragonflies out there, and I love … Continue reading

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Back in the garden again…

Update on the sitting spot and outdoor garden.  I’ve started the tomatoes and the cucumbers, along with some Asclepias tuberosa, which is a milkweed species that is native to this area.  I’m hoping to help the monarch butterflies with the … Continue reading

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