Monthly Archives: June 2011

RIP Buffy

This is Buffy. She was the third hen in my flock of seven and she came with another Buff Orpington, who earned the name Pushy and a Dominique, Ripley.   That’s Buffy, on the right. She was always checking out … Continue reading

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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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………….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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