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How does your garden grow?

Here is the start of the garden! The picture on the left was taken on March 26 and the one on the right was taken April 17. 873 more words


Things That Grow

(Photo credit: This poem was inspired by German artist Ruprecht von Kaufmann‘s piece, Die Welle 2012.  http://rvonkaufmann.com/home/)

There are things that fly

They twist and bend… 226 more words

Gloomy Scale

One of our maples has funny-looking dark patches on its bark:

Mr. E did some digging. It sounds like an insect infestation called gloomy scale… 62 more words

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Dealing with Snow and a Downed Tree

We had a snow storm last Friday. We were out to shovel the seven inches / ca. 17-18 cm of sloppy, heavy snow three times. It started during the night and went on most of the day, but by early evening the sky was clear already – and absolutely beautiful! 413 more words

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Green in January

Happy New Year! How are things? We’re busy with life, as usual. The first snow has come and gone, and the second snow is still here. 85 more words

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We got our Christmas tree this weekend from our yard, like last year. This one looks better, I think!

In the front hall, I set one of my prized Scandinavian-style electric candle sets, our Finnish straw goat and Danish straw pig, the Finnish himmeli and a vase of leftover brances from the pine (barely visible on the floor). 15 more words

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It’s pumpkin time again!

Happy Halloween to those celebrating it! We’ll be tucked in, cozy and comfy.

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