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Week twenty-four - strawberries, dog grooming and roses

June 11, Sunday – Pick strawberries for jam

I think we need another week or so to have strawberries in Maine. There has been a lot of rain too, which might have slowed things down. 322 more words


In the Fagagna wet meadows

North-eastern Italian lowland hosts only a few residual patches of peat bogs and wet meadows: they are some of the remaining fragments of the ancestral Po valley, survived to the spread of agriculture and to the recent aggressive overbuilding. 301 more words

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

#10 – Ordinary Splendors on the Bruce

Simply put, the cottage we rented for 25 years on Colpoys Bay at the base of the Bruce Peninsula became one of my spiritual homes.  When the cottage was sold several years ago, I consoled myself with the belief that the sense of home it evoked is by now deeply embedded within me. 605 more words

Nourished Spirit

wild flowers

Last year I was thrilled to have a number of orchids appear in my ‘wild’ garden.  I wasn’t sure how the orchids spread, so last year gave a little helping hand and scattered the dried seed towards the end of the summer.   255 more words


Puerto Rico

A photo gallery of a prior trip to Puerto Rico that I’m posting here to retain as part of the blog that was previously posted to another page, but as that page is now being restructured, I need to file these elsewhere to keep the photos.


Never Before Seen At My Place!

I’ve been home from Fiji a month now and during that time discovered not one but two different native terrestrial orchids growing on my property. I’ve seen orchids here before but never these two in all of 14 years. 125 more words


Midsummer Dove

It’s Solstice, the weather is in the thirties, just over the hill everyone is heading for the Festival, but here at the Dove in the quiet, things are happening. 92 more words