Monthly Archives: June 2015

Here be dragons

I really hadn’t planned to do a detailed post today, since so much other stuff is taking up the front burners (I won’t bother to elaborate), but the natural developments outside are so spectacular that I have no choice but … Continue reading

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A rose, by many other names

I’ve been inspired to bring you this recent image that I made of a wild rose from northern Minnesota by a recent post (here) from Steve Schwartzman, one of the essential members of my blogging community, in which he featured … Continue reading

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Webnesday (30)

Life is getting in the way, and my posts (and comments and even likes) will probably be rather sporadic over the course of the next month, so please bear with me.  In the meantime, as I was preparing for travel … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Solstice Dads

This year the summer solstice coincides with Fathers’ Day.  What a happy meeting!  I find myself reflecting not only on great memories that my parents and I built over the years, but also on the uncountable joys that fatherhood has … Continue reading

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A tisket, a tasket…

We’re back at the cabin for a week, getting ready for major renovation.  The mosquitoes have started to appear in force and the ecological clock is working well, as evidenced by the simultaneous appearance of several varieties of our best … Continue reading

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Webnesday (29)

Today I bring you a far-less-fearsome arachnid than the wolf spider in my last Webnesday post.  This one was exploring the wall adjacent to our back door to the garden earlier this week, and was kind enough to wait for … Continue reading

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Tweaking Tuesday: Hydrangea highlights

Recently I’ve brought you two versions of blossoms on our oakleaf hydrangea.  For today, here is its neighbor in our garden.  It’s also a hydrangea, but a different species. I’ve done some adjustments with Camera Raw and followed up with … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Posey for a pooch

This post combines a celebration, a cautious regret, and a sadness.  First, our dayflowers (Commelina communis) have just started to appear.  I always look forward to them and never seem to tire of being able to study their intricate beauty … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: A rose arose

CD cultivates a wonder- ful cluster of small, red roses that intertwine with a trellis that was behind the house when we bought it some 18 years ago.  During some years more have appeared than during others, but there are … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: To arrange a hydrangea (or not?)

Prowling the garden yesterday, I was drawn to the new flowers of our oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), which have just started to open in the past few days.  There was a fair bit of breeze, and I considered using an … Continue reading

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