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Joe Pye Weed Reaches for the Sky

The tallest wildflower in these mountains can reach twelve feet in height, and in August it blooms with tiny pink flowers, attracting every Butterfly within a quarter mile. 81 more words

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Wednesday vignette

Sometimes I roam my garden or other places with an eye for the impression of colours, textures, intersections, shadow & light, how things move together, where the edges meet or don’t. 39 more words


Tuesday view: 23 August 2016

Today is a beautiful hot Summers day.  The weather man appeared to have got it right as I nipped out with my camera at around 7.30am.   156 more words

Tuesday View

latest news from the garden

In the beginning of the spring, I was so hopeful that the garden would be producing enough vegetables to feed us for the year.  Quite a few of the results are in and thanks to a cool, wet spring and a hot, humid summer (all above the norm), we would go hungry if the garden was our main source of vegetables.   587 more words


Ode to Joe

My corner of southeastern US Piedmont has been blessed with steady — but not excessive — rainfall all summer this year. I cannot remember a growing season like this one. 806 more words

Piedmont Gardening

8/19/16: In the garden this week

I’ve been away for a few days, but the garden looks dry and there was no water in my rain gauge, so it looks like the scattered thunderstorms we were hearing about missed this area. 701 more words


Great Spangled Fritillaries Flying, Feeding & Mating

There are five species of fritillaries in New England: the Great Spangled, Aphrodite, Atlantis, Silver-bordered and Meadow.  The largest and most common is the Great Spangled Fritillary. 146 more words