Wildflower Weekend

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A busy time here at the farm for Easter weekend. While all the family didn’t get to come, some of them did. My daughter and her husband and their German shepherd went wildflower hunting with me on Saturday morning. Actually my son-in-law was more into searching for fossils. So we found flowers blooming now and looked for evidence of long …

The Lesson of the Dandelion

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And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:12 (NKJ) Some time ago, I had the idea of writing a devotional book about things I saw in nature on my walks …

Can You Name that Flower?

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 New Flower to Name We’re coming down to the homestretch on my Name the Flower contest. Some of you have guessed every post or almost every post and so got your name thrown in my giveaway hat numerous times. We’ll see if that helps your luck next Sunday when I pick the three winners. But before that, you have time …

Another Flower to Name, Another Chance to Win

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A new flower for my Name the Flower giveaway game As I’m sure you’ve been able to tell the last couple of weeks, I really enjoy wildflowers and taking pictures of them. I used to have to consider each picture back when I used film cameras. But with digital cameras, I can go wild and take more and more pictures …

Flower #4 to Guess or Name – Some Flowers are Just Different

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What would you name this?  Are you tired of flowers yet? I hope not, but in case you were thinking all flowers look alike, here’s a new one for you to name that definitely doesn’t fit the pretty flower in a vase image. Of course, most wildflowers are meant to decorate the woods and hillsides and don’t fare too well …

Time for a Spring Contest – Name the Flower

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Spring is Here Hey, did you notice? It’s SPRING! The calendar says so. Now if some of us can get Mother Nature to go along with the calendar, we’ll be happy. Here things are beginning to look and sound like spring. The spring peepers are in full voice at night and in the morning, the birds are singing their spring …

The Breaths of Nature

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After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh Every year I love walking to an area on our farm to see some of those miracles of nature. I’ve already shared a few of the photos I took on my Facebook page. I …

Imagining Life’s Coming Attractions

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. (Robert Frost)  I love spring. A time when the spring peepers make music so loud that even with the windows closed I can hear them trying to convince some other peepers to be their dates. I like how one week the trees are winter bare …

Mom’s New Place

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I haven’t talked about Mom for awhile here. Not since I told you we were moving her into The Lantern, a memory care home for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia problems. It’s a very nice facility, bright and open, and the staff are kind and caring.  Even so, it’s been a difficult transition. The first week, we were in the …