Author Archives: Angelyn

Hard and fast light

After a couple hours of pulling weeds from around the berry plants (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and some of the strawberries), I looked up from my task and noticed the trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) blooming.  Well, I just had to get a … Continue reading

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Incredible spring sounds and sights

As I began my day with breakfast on the front deck, I noticed a lot of chirping and realized there was a flock of small birds nearby.  Unfortunately, not quite near enough (even with binoculars) to see them clearly.  I … Continue reading

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Ground ivy tincture

After picking this ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), I stuffed it into a pint-size jar to make a tincture of it.  Then I filled the jar with 100 proof vodka and labeled it for future personal use.  Here’s the completed tincture … Continue reading

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Transplanting with curiosity

As I sat down to wrestle with dividing an overgrown hosta plant into smaller sections (for transplanting), I noticed other wonderful weeds growing nearby.  There’s the golden ragwort getting ready to bloom . . . . . . the daisy … Continue reading

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Bottling the essence

After months of sitting and brewing on a counter, these tinctures were more than ready to be bottled and used.  Today I gathered, cleaned and sterilized the bottles and droppers.  I decided to start with the valerian roots.  As I … Continue reading

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Time to plant the peas

I’ve been eager to get this year’s vegetable garden started — ever since we had a small “heat wave” in February.  Finally, I made time to connect with the non-physical elements of my garden (especially the Deva of the Vegetable … Continue reading

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Sights, smells and sounds of spring

The peach tree’s flower buds are swelling.  I love that deep rich pink color at this stage of their growth. As I knelt down to find the fox’s grape (Fritillaria uva-vulpis) blooming, I crushed the dead stalks of bee balm … Continue reading

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Life cycles

It’s wonderful to see the cycles of life and seasons move onwards.  Today I discovered the frog eggs have hatched and hundreds of tadpoles cling to rocks and vases in the pool.  After so many cool, cloudy days and another … Continue reading

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Could it be?

Hurrah!  A crocus is blooming!  This is an “indicator species” for me that the spring season is beginning.  Here’s another view of these beautiful flowers.

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Vegetable garden beds in winter

This morning I couldn’t resist standing outside in the low 30 temps until I captured just the right moment for recording the winter vegetable garden as the sun and fog rose.  (I wanted a truly representative photo to submit to … Continue reading

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