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Tiny Sequoias, Pond Cleaning, and a New Afghan Project

Posted by mrssmythe on April 25, 2017 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

CPT A brought his sequoias home from the office this past week. He has two now (from an original batch of eight) that he’s nurtured from seed. They’re two years old, and it was time for them to be repotted…a nerve-wracking procedure as CPT A has grown rather fond to them. But, here we are, two days later, and […]

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In Bloom

Posted by mrssmythe on May 26, 2016 in Garden |

Lots of pink and purple in the yard this week… Near the front door, the Columbine is in full flower. The girls gave this particular plant to me for Mother’s Day years back, and it’s still one of my favorites. Next door, the smaller of my Bleeding Hearts is flowering – along with some violets (which are […]

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Currently in Bloom…

Posted by mrssmythe on May 6, 2016 in Garden, Seasons |

Lots in bloom in the yard right now, even though the weather has been disappointing. (Cool temps, rain, etc.). Purple and pink are the dominant colors, beginning with the wash of Creeping Phlox around the backyard pond. These are wonderful as they seem to increase in number every year. I love their starry centers. Another plant […]

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The Blooming Neighborhood

Posted by mrssmythe on May 1, 2015 in Celebrations, Critters, Garden, Seasons |

It’s finally May! And, in honor of May Day, some kind person left a beautiful bouquet on our front doorstep today. Isn’t it lovely? The daffodils smell so nice. And, I’m fascinated with the ones that have pale orange centers. I don’t think I’ve ever seen daffodils like that before. They’re very nice. Around the neighborhood, […]

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The Lawn

Posted by mrssmythe on May 15, 2014 in Garden |

We have not been able to mow the lawn yet this season. I know. It’s terrible. We came close this week, but when CPT America tuned up the lawn mower, something went awry, and lawn mowing has been postponed (yet again) until the weekend. In the meantime, we have a meadow, not a lawn. I’m […]

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