Author Archives: Laura

Dad

My dad’s birthday is June 20th, so every year, in the middle of June I make my pilgrimage to the card shop to find birthday and Father’s Day cards for him.  Just the proximity of the two special days makes … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

It’s Nature Photography Day – grab your camera and get outside!  See what loveliness you can capture – here’s what I found this morning – I hope it makes you smile:

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Threesome

………….as in my garden, my camera and myself.  We are a love connection.   I love taking pictures; I always have, but now that I have a good digital SLR camera, I’m an addict.   I’ve taken photographs of everything … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

A year ago this week, I toured the New York Botanical Garden with my cousins.  Here are some shots taken in the gorgeous Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, which contains more than 3500 plants and over 600 varieties of roses.

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Bird Feeders in the Chicken Yard – Who Knew?

I’ve solved a long standing, very annoying problem in my landscape.  I’m in an old urban neighborhood with lots of mature trees.  With those trees, of course, come squirrels. Yes, I know they’re cute and I know they’re one of … Continue reading

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A Coup in the Coop

I didn’t think it ever happened.  Everything I’ve read says that if the members of the flock stay the same, the pecking order stays the same.  I’ve been observing something that causes me to question that….. It’s been well over … Continue reading

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Through fresh eyes – ‘Husker Red’ Penstemon

The first one I saw stood quietly outside an office where I worked several years ago.  I noticed its tall, graceful form and the colors of the foliage and the stem.  Then as Spring progressed, it budded and bloomed; I … Continue reading

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Honey Bees and I love Poppies

I’ve always been a fan of the seed pod that poppies leave after they flower.  Tall, architectural, exotic looking – and you don’t have to wait until late in the season!  As soon as the one day blooms finish, there … Continue reading

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Mother

Growing up with my mom was like having a single parent; my dad traveled extensively for his work.  There were periods here and there during which he was with us day to day, but for large chunks of time and … Continue reading

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The Zen of Weeding

I love weeding. I know what you’re thinking.  I didn’t always feel that way.  Hang with me a few minutes; let me explain. Several years ago, while I was a Horticulture student, I worked as a summer intern at the … Continue reading

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