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Creatures of the night

Do you ever wonder who visits your yard at night? We now live in a much wilder place than our previous home near the ocean, and in addition to a larger more wooded property, our neighborhood has a protected wooded … Continue reading

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A chance encounter with mushroom hunters

I was walking my dog (and shivering because it was wicked windy and cold ) at the Charlestown Breachway this afternoon and ran into this interesting couple, who gave me a copy of their intriguing 2019 calendar/book, “Gourmet Mushrooms of … Continue reading

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A little green inside

This sprig of hemlock is the last remnant of my Christmas decorations. It looked so cute in its tiny vase that I couldn’t bear to put it on the compost pile. Then I got to thinking about how plants brighten … Continue reading

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Weather woes

This restaurant window sums up our Christmas holiday. We spent it in Quebec visiting my family and it was below zero every single day. I am one of those rare creatures who enjoys a good cold winter, but this really … Continue reading

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More New York Christmas

Photo dump from my recent trip to New York City. Times Square was crazy as always. People were shopping for Christmas trees. Many of the trees were tiny little things for tiny little apartments. These were about 3 feet tall. … Continue reading

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New York’s Christmas markets

New Yorkers love their Christmas markets. (We should have more of those here in Rhode Island, I think.) I was visiting recently and they weren’t too crowded yet. This is the Union Square Christmas market, a mix of crafts and … Continue reading

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Back again

See what happened to my MacBook? The lithium battery failed and pushed the mouse pad right out. If this ever happens to you, do NOT try to charge it, because it can explode, or at the very least, release noxious … Continue reading

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My terrarium

I have had this small terrarium sitting on my desk at work for about five years. I am not near any windows, so the only light it receives is artificial, from above. (yuck) The maidenhair fern growing inside is the … Continue reading

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More late bloomers

I was on my way to my local egg purveyor last week and came upon this gorgeous wildflower meadow in someone’s yard. I pulled over and snapped a few shots. Can you see all the sweet alyssum?  The scent was … Continue reading

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Late bloomer

I always forget how late pineapple sage, or salvia elegans, blooms. It doesn’t get going until October here in Rhode Island. Of course, the foliage of this plant, a perennial in Zones 8 to 10, is worthy of admiration with … Continue reading

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