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Happy Thursday, Thankful Thursday

I am so excited that Eastern Bluebirds have returned to their New Jersey summer home in our backyard. Bluebirds are a sure sign that spring has indeed arrived. But also, I have found out that the occurrence of bluebirds taking... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday – the Little Things

During these past couple weeks of snow storms, many trees were damaged. It's been sad to see the damage all over my area. But on this Thankful Thursday, as I look out at my backyard, I can say that our... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday – Signs of Spring

This happens about this time every year. One day they're not there, and the next day, snow drops seem to "spring" out of the ground and surprise us. Well, it's a most welcome surprise. The winter blues and blahs have... 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 →

Last Day of August

While taking pictures of a butterfly in my yard today, this little gal startled me and hovered right in front of me. I gasped with delight, took 3 pictures in 3 seconds on the wrong setting, but I also scared... 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 →

Thankful Thursday: Happy Thoughts

On this Thankful Thursday, I am very happy that one of my Hydrangea macrophylla (different than my white one from last post) is blooming. We haven't quite figured out a happy spot for these hydrangeas. We have about five of... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Spring has Sprung!

It's not the clearest shot of this beautiful and colorful bird, but seeing this guy makes me so happy. He and his lovely mate have taken up residence in a bird house in my back yard. In my life, I... Continue Reading →

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