First Day of Spring

It is going to be busy, busy for several more weeks, so it is important to take a moment to breathe, and find some calm and peace. For me, the early morning when the dawn light softly lights the fog across the valley, settling in the layers between the hills is quiet time. Birdsong delights …

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March in the Garden

Spring is well on the way, and the garden has come alive with daffodils. I have several spots where I planted groups of daffodils, with different varieties in each place. Some are along the driveway and in the island on the circle in front of our home. These came up this past week and bloomed. …

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Rainy Days and Scrap Dancing Fun

It has been another week of appointments and meetings, with little to show. Last night it was raining and this morning was foggy when I awoke. The clouds are supposed to lift later and warm up a bit. It was a dreary dawn, but I do love the layers that appear when the fog settles …

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Sunday Chat

We were housebound for four days this past week, which meant a lot of projects were either finished or new ones begun. A few Zoom calls took up a bit of time, and I got a bit more progress on the epic historical novel I'm currently reading. Just before the snow started, I got this …

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February in the Garden

In the garden this month, there has been an interesting contrast of dull days and bright color, sunny mornings and then snow followed by days of rain.  Just the day before our QOV sew day, it snowed.  As I watched the snow fall, it seemed that every bird in the neighborhood needed a bit of …

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April in the Garden

Finally, we have some warmer days!  It seems like winter just keeps hanging on, but Friday was warm and sunny, and Saturday was perfect for a drive.  It is supposed to rain all day today, so I am glad I got some pictures of the garden.  Flowers are starting to show their colors a bit …

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Bonsai Society Show and Garden update

Last fall, the NC Arboretum hosted a gathering of fifteen Bonsai Societies in a marvelous exhibition of this ancient art.  Entries for judging came primarily from associations in North Carolina, along with Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. The bonsai trees ranged from the amazingly tiny to huge. I took almost 100 photographs of these interesting …

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