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The Season of Gratitude

I love this time of year, late fall and the week of Thanksgiving. Here in Colorado the trees have lost their foliage and we have already experienced our first snow storm of the season. 235 more words


Oden - wholesome winter food

Oden is a typical winter dish from Japan. It consists of several ingredients like daikon, tofu, konnyaku, eggs, etc., stewed in a light, soy-flavoured broth. One of the many wonderful things about oden is that it is so cheap. 347 more words



Along the fence of the car park at the Rushworth Kindergarten and childcare centre sat a long unused garden.  The soil was in reasonable condition but what a hot little micro climate, bordering a north-facing metal fence… no wonder nothing was growing there! 97 more words

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November on K'gari

Hello Everyone,

This post is about what my family has noticed on K’gari in November, we kept a sheet of paper that we wrote on each time we noticed something new. 202 more words

Fraser Island

"Winter" from The Seasons


“Winter” from The Seasons – James Thomson (1726)

“The Snow Miser Song” — The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Illustration is a print published by John Fairburn (London, 1796)

Shopping in a Winter Wonderland

Big Bear is hopping this time of year! Not only are all the skiers and snowboarders ready to hit the slopes after being cooped up for most of the year, but it is vacation time for many people during the holidays. 733 more words

Big Bear CA

A bit of encouragement to get gardening

Delighted to find this canna lily flowering in one of the many semi-neglected pots we have around the place (a bunch of things I mean to plant into the ground; I’m not particularly fond of keeping a lot of pots). 66 more words

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