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The Garden Awakens

“No Winter lasts forever; no Spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland With heavy snows and bone chilling weather hitting the East Coast, Hal’s quote is a timely reminder that Spring will eventually come. I’ve been sick over two weeks … Continue reading

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Be Still Homework – Background Study

One of our recent assignments was to explore different backdrops for a particular still life. Since I have been dreaming about my garden, I chose to arrange the books and seed catalogs that I have been pouring over recently. I … Continue reading

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Turning In

I was out in the garden early in the morning, doing someĀ Fall clean-up and feeling a bit of a chill in the air. I decided to take a break and grab some hot tea. As I sat there looking around … Continue reading

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The Garden…after the rain

We experienced quite a bit of rain last week. I know what you’re all thinking “duh Carol you live in Seattle!” But contrary to popular believe it does not rain constantly here, and we have varying levels of rain. We … Continue reading

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Friday Finds – Gathering Fall

This week’s inspiration in Kim Klassen’s Be Still52 class was to go out into our neighborhood and gather natural materials that represents the season we are in and then lay them out on a background to photograph. I was thrilled … Continue reading

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The Gift of Friendship

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. ~ Herbert H. Humphry Everyone we meet will not become a good friend – a lifelong friend. We will have acquaintances, people we know only in passing, those … Continue reading

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Garden Update – The Courtyard Is Open!

There was a bit of clean up that occurred. Wish I had taken a “before” shot to share with you. Big difference! The concrete welcome mat above occasionally needs its lettering repainted. This was one of those years. It’s easy … Continue reading

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Herb Garden Makeover

We have a three-tiered garden area at the top of our driveway. The very top bed is where our Espaliered Apple tree lives. The other two beds are for herbs. We both love to cook so having fresh herbs growing … Continue reading

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And Now We Rest

Spent the weekend working in the garden until I could no longer stand straight. It’s all worth it though. Things are coming together. Isn’t the birdhouse above the cutest thing? Brian made it with a roof deep enough so that … Continue reading

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Working the Garden

Or should I say the Garden is working? Tis the season and I have been out there, digging in the dirt. This year is transition time for the garden. I’ve had to remove roots from a couple of trees that … Continue reading

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