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Winter Gardening

7 Jan

Winter gardening means trimming dried perennials and raking leaves.  That is…until my neighbor gave me an amaryllis bulb kit.  Delightful!  (The kit includes one bulb, glass jar and growing medium.)

Jan 6 (Ephiphany)

A Swedish holiday tradition

23 Dec

St. Lucia crown holiday tradition

Merry Christmas

Carol, is this the 20th year you have made the St. Lucia Crown bread?

Background information from the web:



Friday Photos: I Ching No. 24 Return

20 May
Let's go!

Let’s go!

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Let’s go again!

These photos were taken back in the day when I used film.  It was joyful to have “Alex” my German Shepard/Husky return!  He was never off a leash in town, so it seemed risky in the country.  My regret is that we did not have a sled and a team to run with.  😦

Off the bench

21 Feb

I bought this “big boy toy” –a Cub Cadet snow blower–several years ago.  I was in the game this morning using it to clear the driveway.

Cub Cadet snow blower

Cub Cadet snow blower

Actually, I was concerned that I would not get it restarted so…..

Rudgate Drive

Rudgate Drive

It looks like I plowed the street too!  Never know when you may need to borrow a cup of sugar.  🙂



Until next time the driveway is clear….and the neighbor’s.

Glad tidings

5 Feb

The Breck’s sale catalog for bulbs direct from Holland and perennials has arrived!  It is well received after Polar Vortex Part 1 & 2.  Fun fact:  we have 23 days to receive 6.9 more inches of snow to tie the seasonal record set in the winter of 1981-2.  That is likely!

In the meantime, let’s order bulbs and plants.  The lower seasonal temperatures may have killed off plant material.

My shopping list:

Frosty Morn Sedum and Goatsbeard for the Moon Garden

Red border lilies and Crocosmia for the center island bed

Rainbow Yarrow for the southeast corner bed

Deluxe gladioli Mixture Super Sak

White Swan coneflower (note my signature icon)

It is deep

It is deep

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