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Hummingbird Hopes and a Publication Note

A few years ago I spent several months filling, emptying, cleaning, and refilling three hummingbird feeders. Instead of hummingbirds, the feeders attracted wasps and ants. Disappointed, and convinced I had done something wrong, I put away the feeders. 151 more words


Pollinating the Pear Tree

It happens every year, and every year I spend hours trying to capture it with my camera.

Every year I fail.

The pear tree’s spring spectacle is impossible to capture in photos. 91 more words


Spring Has Sprung...

Which means that this girl is outside more than in, which also means that I’m not as online as often I usually am.

I’m creating a vegetarian work of art this spring…I’m thinking yellow and zucchini squash, burpless and English cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, jalapeno, poblano, banana, and bell peppers, eggplant, okra, herbs and just maybe some okra. 348 more words

Life’s Little Victories

I have a little onion, it grows within its bed

Guess what?

After a season of psychotic weather, there is hope.
And by “hope,” I mean “plants are coming forth despite the craziness going on around them” and not “the weather might get better soon.” 88 more words