Category: In Nature

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My Container Garden’s Visit to the Sunshine     We decided to take the container garden outside this summer; the plants which live around the indoor pool.     There were plans of doing some painting in the pool room and we most definitely wanted to give it a good cleaning; but it was also…

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Petrified Wood   The first road trip souvenir Kate and I bought was a piece of petrified wood, which to this day, hangs in the house.       At the time, we were quite broke, and thrilled to have a little sliver of this fascinating material. When I was a child, I lived in…

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A Lunar LanderAt the Roadside Not all roadside rest stops are created equal; you pull over to use the facilities and to stretch your legs, usually, though not always, in a park like atmosphere.   In Westonia, Mississippi, however, the beautiful magnolias come with an added attraction; the actual trainer used by the Apollo 13…

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Market Square Park This was my initial view of Market Square Park; and what drew me to take a closer look. I was not intrigued by overflowing flower beds or well groomed trees, rather the benches and table! I wanted to take a closer look; and I was not disappointed.   I happened upon Market…

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A Tempting Stroll Through Paradise Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden                                                A Tempting Stroll Through Paradise Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Broken Beauty Can there be beauty in brokenness? I believe there can be and is; and I also believe that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. When I bought this orchid, the stem was not bent; though a bent stem would not have been enough of an issue to disqualify the…

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Chenille As winter sweeps through New England, my thoughts are on warmer weather and nature’s vibrance. Though not exactly a Christmas plant, this beautiful Chenille is certainly dressed for the holiday! I love this plant; and just because it is easy to grow, rather it is that flower! Though a native of Asia, it was…

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Too Soon for Snow   We are not supposed to be having this type of snow storms or temperatures for Thanksgiving; it is too soon for snow!     Nevertheless, and regardless of how I might feel about the chilly weather, with yes, record breaking cold predicated for Thanksgiving Day; I must still admit that…

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The Fenway Victory Garden – Boston “The Fenway Victory Gardens are the only remaining, continuously operating World War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Founded in 1942 by the Roosevelt Administration, it was one of over 20 million victory gardens responsible for nearly half of all the vegetable produce during the war. Located in…

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A Rose We had planned to plant a rose garden this year, but in doing a bit of research, we concluded the area we had wanted to use for the roses, simply did not get enough sun. Not wanting to entirely give up on the notion of growing roses, we planted a rose bush in…