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First frost

This morning’s dog-walk was glorious, with frosted grass making the fields twinkle in the sunlight. It’s not crispy yet; the ground is still squishy and slippery under the dusting of icing. 315 more words

Things I Love Thursday (on a Friday) 7.11.2014

<3 Opportunity to rest

<3 “Library Wars” manga and anime – I’ve been watching the anime all week. Finally finished last night (phew!)

<3 Time to breathe and think… 62 more words


This Week in the Garden

Like much of our planet, October here was officially the warmest in 90 years of record (average day and night temperatures were 15.1°C/59.2°F which is 3°C/6°F above the long term average), and that’s despite the snow mid-month…it is closer to the average for the start of summer rather than mid spring. 130 more words


Aquilegia vulgaris var. nivea - 'MUNSTEAD WHITE' SHORT-SPURRED COLUMBINE

Perennial. Zone 1. Ranunculaceae. Common names for this species are GRANNY’S BONNET and CROWFOOT. The native species, generally in shades of purple, is widespread throughout Europe and Great Britain. 309 more words


Aquilegia alpina - ALPINE COLUMBINE

Perennial. Zone 2. Ranunculaceae. From the European Alps and Apennines.

This is a grand, very long-blooming species, native to European mountain meadows and open forests. 236 more words