Category Archives: Personal thoughts

The Second Storm

The Second Storm Here is another view of my winter garden and a rare photo of myself!  This is one crazy winter we’ve been having.  Two snow storms two months apart, with intermittent drought conditions.  Hopefully this new snow fall will help create a deeper snow pack so we won’t have empty reservoirs this summer. 
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Winter Lights & Winter Garden 2013

Winter Lights & Winter Garden 2013 Inspirational Moment: The Rebirth of Light By Dr. Maxine Kaye Then spoke the child: “I am come to bring peace, I am the child of joy, and to all who will, I give life. I am formed of happiness. I am come from the eternal stillness. Quietness and confidence
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March Against Monsanto in Eugene, Oregon May 25, 2013

March Against Monsanto May 25th, 2013 After the March Against Monsanto in Eugene on the 25th May, I decided it was time to put up a political post on my garden journal website.  Since I got so many really cool photos and videos, I couldn’t resist.   It’s no secret to my family and friends that
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2012 In Review

2012 In Review If time really is speeding up, then 2012 was certainly a testament to that for me!  I can’t remember a year that breezed by that quickly, yet thank goodness I still managed to pack in a lot of activities and projects that made it feel like a productive year.  I can’t complain. 
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Tulips and Other Thoughts

Springtime Tulips & Other Thoughts As usual, it’s hard to find time to write about my garden when I only want to spend time in it, especially in April when so much growth and change is occurring.  I’m compelled to be outside whenever possible just to keep up and stay on top of my projects
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Daffodils

My Favorite Spring Flowers Every spring I look forward to seeing my daffodils bloom.  They are the first legitimate sign of spring for me, even though the crocuses bloom before they do and the primroses have been out since January.  Even if the rain continues relentlessly and the snow still layers the ground, the daffodils
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Winter Wonder Land or Winter Nightmare?

Well, one thing I didn’t think about was what would happen to my green house if it snowed.  I woke up this morning to about 8 inches of heavy snow outside.  Springtime turned into a winter wonderland in only a few hours.  Everything is covered with dense, wet snow, and the bushes and trees are
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Happy 2012!

 Happy 2012!  Are you ready yet? Well, it’s here.  The year that some people anticipate will bring great changes on earth.  I have to admit that I do find the many 2012 theories out there fascinating to ponder.   It’s easy to get caught up in the hype and start to imagine all sorts of incredible
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Jack Frost

Today, December 6th, was the first true frosty day of the season in my garden.   Unlike the first few times this fall when I awoke to an ultra thin layer of dusty white, this was that thicker, heavier blanket that almost resembles snow.  Leaves on the bushes and trees were drooping in that weighted down way signifying
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Garden Renewal

 When I first got this website up and running last year with its initial content, my intention was simply to be a neighbour, sharing my gardening ideas and my experiences with family & friends as I went along.  I will never claim to be an expert gardener or backyard farmer, and what works for me
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