Category Archives: Our Natural World

RePost of a Removed RiPoste

Shortly after I originally posted this back in 2011, I removed it. Why? Because I had unintentionally succeeded in hurting the feelings of one of my elderly neighbours.  Indeed, not only had I rejected his kind offer to blow the leaves off … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

This summer, the lawns and gardens have been very parched and even a bit crispy in spots. Many people, of course, grumbled about it, while others simply pulled out the watering hoses and listened to the sighs of relief from the roots. I actually … Continue reading

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Nutritious, Delicious, Free!

I’ve posted about purslane before, but felt that it was worth a repeat — especially because my harvest is so good this year. So, as a reminder of this simple garden treasure, I’ve copied a post from my Audities’ Photos … Continue reading

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Sounds of the Season

“In summer, the song sings itself.” — William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

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Gardening …….a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow!

The air has that scent of spring. You know, that damp, musty smell of dirt waiting, wanting to be turned and handled. Garden gloves in hand,  boots at the ready, I delve in with gusto.  This is one of my passions … Continue reading

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Good Things DO Come to Those Who Wait

I’ve always considered myself a ‘bit’ of a green thumb, understanding full well that it comes naturally from our mother. Through all of my growing years Mom had indoor plants thriving on window sills, in sunny corners and tables of … Continue reading

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Enough for Everyone

I wrote this post this morning — in my head — in the shower, while recalling how this unconventional habit began. One summer weekend a few years ago, I was faced with a challenge: how could I offer all my house-guests the opportunity to … Continue reading

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More than Treasure!

It has been 9 years since we bought our bungalow in the city. I remember the events leading up to our purchase as if it were yesterday. Ha! With that, I can’t help but wonder why is it then that … Continue reading

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One-Day Wonders

Isn’t it amazing how  Mother Nature feels it is worth her while to design gorgeous flowers that bloom for one day only.  She must feel it is worth it, but how can that be?  Who, besides humans, are benefitting from … Continue reading

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My Place or Yours

Today I spent some time in the beautiful sunshine in my front yard.  It had promised to be a rainy cool day and I was thrilled to see how wrong the weatherman was. My front yard has been overgrown since … Continue reading

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