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Fall Fun – and a Sister’s Visit

Posted by mrssmythe on November 5, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Family, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

First off, I want to share this fun photo of CPT A, working on his computer in the backyard with the dogs. Since this was taken, we’ve lost all of those colorful leaves in the back woods. A wild storm came through on Halloween and knocked everything down. Much of our town was without power […]

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Last Week of Summer…First Week of School

Posted by mrssmythe on September 1, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Critters, Garden, Out & About, Seasons, Week in Review |

I went for a walk by myself yesterday. “By myself” meaning without the dogs. It felt strange…even a bit lonely. And I had to ask myself, “when did that happen? When did I become a ‘dog person’?” It was certainly easier to take pictures without a dog in tow, but even the neighbors asked where […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 18, 2016 in Baking, Critters, Garden, Photography, Seasons, Week in Review |

Leaf Report: We’re starting to see patches of fall color here. Many of the trees have smudges of red  and orange, but, overall, the bulk of the scenery remains a stalwart green. With school in session again, there are lots of books laying around house. I’m just as apt to leave mine around as the girls. Here […]

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Technicolor Garden

Posted by mrssmythe on August 27, 2015 in Garden |

In the eighties, Lois Ehlert wrote and illustrated a children’s book that talked about how she and her mother “planted a rainbow” every year. They planted bulbs. They planted seeds. They planted seedlings from the garden center, and all with the intent of reproducing every color of the rainbow in flower form. Nothing exotic. Nothing difficult […]

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Farewell to the Bees

Posted by mrssmythe on October 8, 2014 in Critters, Garden |

I continue to putter around the yard, putting things to bed for the season. And as I do, I can’t help but notice the bumblebees, still making their rounds. Of course, they aren’t as fast as they were earlier in the year. And sometimes I find them just sitting in the flowers, not really moving. It’s as though […]

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