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“Not yet,” Spring whispered. “Not just yet. But soon.”

A string of warm, bright days coaxed the jonquils and hyacinths and early tulips from their earthy slumber.  Happily, these sturdy plants are built for early spring because, as luck would have it, the warm weather was quickly followed by … Continue reading

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The Garden Lies Waiting

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When March arrives, our green thumbs start to itch. (Okay, let’s be honest, our green thumbs start to itch in January.) But in March, we can really hear the garden calling. Partly because the days are getting longer. Partly because our … Continue reading

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Winter still. But, perhaps, in those brief slants of sunlight, we see the beginnings of spring!

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In Which Winter Reminds Us Not To Jump The Gun

The Cold has settled in and seems determined to sit a spell. The Professor and I had been lamenting the fact that we’d had such a mild winter. Foolish mortals. We’ve been reminded (quite harshly) that February is still a winter … Continue reading

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Honey, Put the Kettle On, We Have Visitors!

The combination of a recent snowfall, coupled with a heavy application of black-oil sunflower seeds to the bird feeders, turned our backyard into quite the beehive…or…aviary of activity. The guests were well-behaved (for the most part) except for this gang … Continue reading

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In Which Christmas Is Celebrated

This time of year is magic for us. Pure magic. Sure, there never seems to be enough time to get everything done, and there’s always all the negative stuff that can creep in this time of year, but we do … Continue reading

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In Which Winter Captures Us in Her Beautiful but Cold Embrace

This Snow snuck up on us in Mid-November and was followed quickly by the kind of cold snap usually reserved for January or February in our neck of the woods.  Definitely rare for pre-Thanksgiving weather but beautiful nonetheless. And it … Continue reading

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Break Out the Mittens, Here Comes Winter!

The weather map shows ominous arrows sweeping down from the frozen tundra of the North and pointing straight at our little slice of the Ohio River Valley later this week. This is when we realize (and usually quickly forget) that, … Continue reading

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Cosmos: A Gardentime Odyssey

“Let’s go wait out in the fields of the ones we love…” ~The National As the flowers wind down for the year, petals shriveling, stems and leaves hunched against the chilly October mornings, the Cosmos is still radiant, shooting up … 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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