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Winter visits my piedmont landscape

You’ve probably been hearing about the Big Snow that came to the East Coast of the US over the last few days. My corner of piedmont, North Carolina only caught the merest edge of it. 891 more words

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Week 3 Seven Oaks Sanctuary for Wildlife (Jamaica)

‘Don’t blush, baby…’

That embarrassing Australian interview cost cricketer Chris Gayle a $10,000 fine.  As his home country is Jamaica, I thought this week it would be interesting to see how many better uses he could have found for $10,000 back home. 246 more words

1 January

Grateful for Time

When I was ten, my parents sent me to the best place I had ever been in my life: summer camp. We rose early, ate well, and played outdoors all day – hiking, swimming, archery – I would have happily stayed until school started again. 1,877 more words

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Two Rabbit Ears, Revisited

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I’m re-drawing a few pages of the children’s book I started last year. At first, I was kind of annoyed with myself for thinking that what I had drawn wasn’t fantastic enough. 254 more words


Loropetalum: Be Careful What You Wish For

Years ago — maybe 18 or so — I was a member of an arboretum that gave out rooted cuttings of free plants to subscribers at a certain level of membership. 497 more words

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Deer Don't Negotiate

As soon as bow-hunting season began a few weeks ago, I noticed that I was startling lounging deer from various overgrown spots in my landscape. I’d be walking along when, suddenly, a deer I hadn’t noticed no more than a few feet from me would jump up and bound away. 1,191 more words

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The Tangled Embrace of Autumn

The prolonged wet gloom of an autumn heavily influenced by a strong El Nino weather pattern has once again settled itself atop my five acres. As of this writing, in the last three days my yard has received 2.6 inches of rain. 782 more words

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