Archives in Category: Flora/Fauna

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Pond Life

Earl and I have a condo that fronts a lovely pond.  It’s not ours alone (The pond, not the condo), as other homes ring the entire perimeter. It cost more to build your home on the pond, but we believe

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Gardening

It’s Wednesday, which means I try to do all the dead-heading in my flower beds and trim the roses and cut the drooping daisies because tomorrow the trash truck comes to haul debris away.

Tonight I notice that some of

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Waning Days

It’s not quite the middle of August, but already there are signs that summer is almost over.  I don’t mean school busses and crossing guards either. They come later.

It’s more subtle than that; and it’s mostly, but not all, 

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More Mulch Musings

Mike and I spent three hours apiece this morning, amid threats of torrential rains, spreading mulch to make Earl happy.  Well, to make me happy too in the end as I hope to pull fewer weeds and water my plants

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Mole Update

About three weeks ago I lamented the state of my lawn and flower beds and declared war on the moles that had moved in over the winter.  I’m here to report they seem to have moved out after Michael and I

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Moles

The man who helps me with my flower gardens came yesterday to assess the damage of the long winter and make a plan. The damage is severe: moles have taken over the lawn and the flower beds. The bushes are

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Harbinger of Spring

It used to be

Groundhog Day.

Crocus and daffodils

The first robin

Budding trees

Easter

Tulips

Early asparagus

Short sleeves

And now . . .

It’s the asphalt truck!

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Costa Rica

“You never blogged about your recent trip to Costa Rica,” Earl noted, as we munched on baked potato fries.  My mouth was full, so I simply nodded.

He’s right. I usually blog whenever we’re on vacation, but for some reason

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Robin

There is a robin who has built its nest in one of our evergreens.  It’s a smart robin, since the nest is hidden on the back side and is visible only to those to who paw the tree looking for

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Dolphins

Yesterday, after having lunch at Sloppy Joe’s (See previous blog post), Earl and I went on a dolphin safari with his son, Rich, as our boat’s captain.  We had hardly gotten started when we sighted our first dolphin hanging out

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