Springtime Apple Blossom Drive and Garden

Spring seems to be here at last for good. This week the azaleas have burst into bloom along the driveway circle, with the larger white one and the light pink both fully opened up now. Down the driveway, the later bloomers are coming out now too. Another couple of whites bloom along with multiple pinks …

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Secret Sewing, Garden and More

It seems like it has been a while since I could share with you what I am working on in the sewing room. But, alas, everything I am currently doing is a secret. And it is multiple projects, LOL!! First, I am making progress on Pachanga, but I can't show you that yet. Second, there …

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Spring in the Mountains and in the Garden

Spring has sprung in the mountains! On our property, our cherry is starting to bloom. I'm not sure what variety this is, I think it is a Japanese cherry, but I really don't know. I've never seen any fruit on it. Or else the birds and bears are eating them before I notice any. Still, …

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Breathing Again

The weather turned warm this week, with sunny days in the upper 60s (20ºC) and more crocuses showed their pretty faces. As I stood on the veranda enjoying the fresh air it seemed like the load was lifting. The warmth outside led to a couple of walks in the local parks this week. Long months …

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In the Garden, the Kitchen, and the Sewing Room

With a few days of warming weather and lots of rain, things are starting to happen in the garden. Oliver now has a buddy, or maybe a mate, who knows? They are coming by together to get their tidbits, Oliver is on the retaining wall on the left, while his buddy (paramour?) is on the …

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Sunday Chat

Seems this has been another week of not getting a lot accomplished, but still busy all week. Last weekend and into Monday was the Backyard Bird Count. I did have some fun taking some photos and reporting my counts every day for the four day time frame. My Sweet Babboo kept the feeder full so …

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February in the Garden

Wow, first let me say thank you for the tremendous response to yesterday's post. I really am grateful for your feedback and support. For those who are new to the blog, I mentioned the Safelight Project, click on that link to see last year's project start, and use the category on the sidebar to see …

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January in the Garden

Cold weather and snow days mean there is not much to do outside, but the garden still has growing going on. I have two garden spots to keep plants over the winter. One is in my kitchen, where I have the Thanksgiving cactus, the orchid, and my eight-year-old amaryllis. That is indeed a flower spike …

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