Sunday Stroll

Fairy parasols perhaps?

Did you know at least some Japanese maples bloom? They do.  Many of mine are now sending out tiny, hovering umbrellas under which only a fairy could find shade. Do you think the fairies hold tea parties beneath and carry their Lilliputian parasols aloft as they sip cups of...

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A stroll through the Saturday garden

I am sorry to say that I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing my Sunday Stroll with Aisling from the Quiet Country House.  On Sundays, I have family commitments.  I often miss the stroll, and it is one of my favorite memes on the blogosphere.  So, this week,...

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Flowers Which Never Fade

It’s 31F here, and starting tonight, we’re supposed to have ice showers, sleet and other slippery stuff for the next two days; so, my Sunday Stroll will be an indoor edition. While ironing pillowcases for my newly changed bed, I reflected on how many of them incorporate flowers and...

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GTS and Sunday Stroll: Iseli Nursery

As it states in its brochure, Iseli Nursery sits at the bottom of Mount Hood in Boring, Oregon.  The views surrounding the nursery are inspiring, and in the clouded light of midday,  the effect was magical.  However, I wish I could bring you “smell-a-vision.”  The scent of pines, cypress,...

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The Lazy, Crazy Days of Late Summer

There’s a frenetic energy in the garden now. When I open the gate, the air is abuzz. With their voracious appetites, caterpillars munch to attain maximum girth before pupating. Adult Monarchs gather strength before continuing on their journey to Mexico. Where only weeks ago, the bees, wasps, hummingbird moths...

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How I Do Love a Sleepy Sunday

I love the kind of Sunday where, after church, all I need to think about is what we’re going to eat for lunch. Then, it’s out to the garden to pull a few weeds, take a photo or two, and gaze about at the fruitfulness of late summer. The...

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