Monthly Archives: June 2019

Weeds Are Useful

There are plenty of places in the gardens where the weeds and brush grow profusely. I don’t mind them because they are a haven for many good insects and spiders to live. They come out and quickly dispatch any invading … Continue reading

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When Potatoes Bloom

It’s a special time when pototoes bloom. I look forward to their gentle flowers every year. With flowers this lovely, it would be easy to deceive those who have no ideas potatoes develop in the ground, that potatoes are the … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t I Think of That? First In, First Out Done Easy

The drakes are lost. Both of the hens, Snow and Emma, are spending most of their time on their nests, incubating their eggs. Without their mates, the drakes meander, not sure what to do, or so it seems. Duck world … Continue reading

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A Fresh Morning, Hissing Ducks

It’s a cool, damp morning. Gentle rains through the night have made the air sweet. Each year has its own feel. By now the poppies should be setting buds. They are a long way from that. But the apples are … Continue reading

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Essence of Summer

Grass flowers are underrated. Are they even rated at all? Waving in the summer breeze, they are the essence of summer. The Japanese name for Lupine is Nobori-Fuji 昇り藤 which means climbing wisteria. The word to climb, noboru, is an … Continue reading

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