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Great Spangled Fritillary

Gratitude

During late winter, I am always impatient for spring to come. When it "finally" comes, I am always surprised by its beauty. Comes happy Spring, like a maiden fair,Quickly breathing the odorous air,With grass-green robes, and round her hairApple and... Continue Reading →

Back to Blogging

It's been almost a year since my last post. Last year was marked with illness in my family. It's easy to hide behind a blog post/Facebook status full of pretty pictures and give the impression that life is always happy,... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

Thankful Thursday – Butterflies and Caterpillars

Last year in my garden, I planted butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a type of milkweed, namely to help create a habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Last week, when I found a Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating leaves on my... Continue Reading →

Just a Brief Visit

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

In a Vase on Monday: Snowdrops

Recently I found a lovely garden photo challenge at Cathy's blog Rambling in the Garden.   Even though there are hellebore flowers blooming in my garden, I did not want to pick them for an indoor floral arrangement.  However, as I was... Continue Reading →

Breaking Winter’s Hold

I was inspired by Lisa's post on Northwest Frame of Mind about finding an early bloomer in her winter garden and Simon from Weekly Fifty who posted about finding an interesting photographic subject when there seems to be none, particularly... Continue Reading →

Seasons at Longwood

If you have been a follower of my blog for a period of time, you will notice that many of my pictures feature the beautiful Longwood Gardens. Situated in the Brandywine Creek Valley in Pennsylvania, the 1,077 acre Longwood Gardens... Continue Reading →

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