Monthly Archives: February 2016

And the Oscar Goes To …

And the Oscar goes to … is it SalmonBerry in “Vermillion and Yellow”, Pepper in “Pepper Lays an Egg”, the Pear Buds in “Like Peas in a Pod”, the Daffodils in “Dancing Lemons”, the Plum Blossoms in “Fifty Shades of … Continue reading

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Ten Days

Ten days and the arugula seeds have sprouted and are sticking their first leaves above the soft earth. What do leaves feel when they first poke out of the earth, breathe the air, and feel the sun’s rays? Is it … Continue reading

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In the Hunting Stream

Special is being courted, but she’s far more interested in seeing what juicy morsels she can dig up in the stream than she is by the young rooster’s performance. Chickens enjoy hunting in streams. It’s not something you read about … Continue reading

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Pushing It

So many of the fruits we love to eat are so beautiful long before they become fruits. The plum branches we pruned bloomed when we brought them indoors. Soon they will be blooming outdoors too. I’m pushing it, planting vegetables … Continue reading

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From the Core

A frosty morning after a clear night. Even the daffodil leaves are dusted with frost, giving their green leaves a muted hue. Where do branches come from? Split a tree apart and it’s clear they come from the core. So … Continue reading

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Special’s Voice

Special, one of Hazel’s chicks, has a call all her own. There is no doubt who has laid an egg or who has something to say when she opens her mouth. “Special, what are you up to now?” I think … Continue reading

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What to Do with Tree Bones

A stack of tree bones lie on the ground, left overs from pruning a plum tree. What to do with tree bones? The thicker bones can be turned into coasters. Cut the coasters from the same bone, and you can … Continue reading

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