Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spring flowers keep on a-comin’

A friend gifted this particular Trillium grandiflorum to me three years ago.  Each year it comes back more splendidly.  This year I saw it with as many as seven blossoms at the same time.  I believe the ants are doing … Continue reading

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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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