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Wordless Wednesday – Prepping for Winter

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September’s Warm Embrace

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. ~Helen Hunt Jackson If April is the cruelest month, as T.S.Eliot suggested, September may be the kindest. And September in Kentucky … Continue reading

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And the Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down.

July showed up wet and topical here in our part of the Ohio River Valley. Brief but angry thunderstorms. Long, gentle rains. Soakers and Sprinkles. Gully Washers and Frog Stranglers. And when it’s not raining, it may as well be, … Continue reading

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Bees & the Future of It All

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.” The vivid hues of this thistle let’s the honeybee know the kettle’s on. When I was a boy growing up on a farm in the Ohio River Valley, going barefoot … Continue reading

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Bees & The Sweetness of October

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine October is the month that always seems to pass too quickly for … Continue reading

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End of Month View-August 2014

August ended the way it usually does for us in this part of the Ohio River Valley–Hot, humid, a thunderstorm or two. The days are noticeably shorter now, and the plants have noticed. A burst of productivity in the vegetable … Continue reading

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Daisies, Coneflowers & Bees (Oh, My)

July means the Purple Coneflowers and Daisies are competing for the lavish attention of the bees in our neighborhood. So far it seems the coneflowers are winning. There’s a symphony of bees constantly hovering on and around our stand of Echinacea … Continue reading

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