Category Archives: How Things Grow

The Great Unfolding

The great unfolding is underway. New leaves, flowers of all colors, slowly unfolding, stretching, breathing, transforming the woodlands with every stretch. We could call Spring The Unfolding. Another word that comes to mind is Bird Song. From now into June … Continue reading

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Tea and Biscuits, Anyone?

Asian pears are in full bloom. Their white flowers are little white cups. Out by the pond, hens like taking a break on the bench. At times many more than three crowd onto the bench to gossip. Maybe I should … Continue reading

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All On Their Own

The latest brood of chicks is on their own. Last night was their first night on their own. This morning they woke up without their mother. Sometimes, independence is a traumatic experience for chicks. This bunch is taking it all … Continue reading

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Baby Tomatoes, Drifting Cherries

The baby tomatoes are just about ready to be put into the hoop house. Baby tomatoes have a fresh, clean scent that calms the mind. Feeling unsettled, frazzled, nerves on edge? Smell some baby tomatoes. I planted plenty of Sungold … Continue reading

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Beauty Can’t be Hidden

Sunshine or clouds, cherry blossoms can’t hide their beauty. Their blossoms buzz all day with hundreds of bees. The cherries are in full bloom, with a few blossoms already falling. In a week or two, blizzards of cherry blossom petals … Continue reading

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Buzz Is in the Air

At long last, the plum blossoms are open. The cold February and early March put a damper on spring, but no more. In the garden the bees are awake, digging out of their dens, and buzzing about. If they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Summer at Last

Yesterday I was celebrating the final arrival of spring. Today it is summer. How did that happen? A brilliant Oreas Anglewing (Polygonia oreas) spread its wing on the birch in front of the house. The sweet daphne opened their blossoms, … Continue reading

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