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Thankful Thursday: Simple Beauty

This is a favorite tree in our yard - a beautiful Japanese maple. We don't know how old it is but it became our tree when we purchased our house over 24 years ago. Ever since we moved in, its... Continue Reading →

Changing Seasons – October

Today on Thankful Thursday, I am participating in Cardinal Guzman's monthly photo challenge - The Changing Seasons. I am amazed how October flew by but as I look back at the month, I realize that I was very busy. From... Continue Reading →

Red Dahlia

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. ~Jim Carrey

Autumn Glow

I am a little late with my Thankful Thursday post but it's still Thursday in New Jersey. 🙂 My cousin from Germany made a very last minute visit to my home this week. Even though I had only a 24... Continue Reading →

Scale

Flowers are my most popular subject here on my blog - shot often times in close-up. But sometimes, when the flower bush is tall or covered with large flowers, I like to take a few steps back to capture the... Continue Reading →

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

One of the amazing results of planting butterfly weed (a type of milkweed) in my garden was that it attracted Monarch Butterflies. I never saw the original butterfly(ies) that laid eggs on my butterfly weed, but during the summer months,... Continue Reading →

Square in September – California Poppy

You will always find California Poppies (Eschscholzia Californica) in my New Jersey garden. Living in California as a little girl, I have fond memories of the golden wildflower growing in my backyard. The California poppies bloom profusely during our mild... Continue Reading →

Square in September

I am participating in BeckyB's floral photo challenge "Square in September" this weekend.   This morning I discovered the first aster of the season blooming in my garden.

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