September Wildlife

Wildlife at our place has been prolific lately, with what seems to be autumn migrations in full swing.  I was very surprised one rainy morning to open the curtains and find 14 female turkeys in the front yard.  A large flock like this had two males with them last year, but this group was all …

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An Unusual Exhibit at the North Carolina Arboretum

We are fortunate in this area to be blessed with not only the Blue Ridge Parkway, and gorgeous mountains, but the North Carolina Arboretum just next to the parkway.  It is less than a half hour away, so DH and I drove over to it over the weekend to see a most unusual exhibit.   I …

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July in the Garden

Wow, after all the holiday posts, it is nice to get back to the garden for a bit.  The weather did cooperate for me, giving me lots of cool and rainy days to post about Christmas ideas, then turning back to warmer and sunny for getting back to the present.  Unfortunately it is now maddeningly …

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Giveaway Winner and Mountain Living

One of the wonderful things about living on the side of a mountain in a rural area with lots of forest is you get to see a lot of wildlife.  This guy paid us a visit yesterday, thinking he might get the bird feeder.  I grabbed the camera and took his picture before I made …

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