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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Rainy Day Blues but the Irises Bloom

Rain washed out the Mini Cooper club's participation in the Dillsboro Easter Parade yesterday.  The director of the club pulled the plug on the event Friday afternoon.  Moderate rain was predicted with even some snow in the high elevations.  Since the event planned was an all day affair with the outdoor pre-party, the parade, then …

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Pray for Rain for North Carolina

The autumnal fragrance of a wood burning fire is a comforting and cozy thing when it is contained in a fireplace.  But, when I was in the kitchen yesterday and smelled burning wood, it evoked fear.   Stepping out to the veranda, this was the view. That is smoke, not fog, so thick that the entire …

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