Category Archives: Flora

HAPPY ‘NIPPY’ SABBATH

Morning temps in the teens and low twenties here these days. Until a couple of days ago, the mums were still holding up, so I brought in a large armload, hoping some could be used in the pulpit flower arrangement.  … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — HE LIFTS ME UP

Rather than clicking this into Google (you’d get gay stuff), please copy and paste the following link. It will get Chinese children singing “He lifts me up”.  Lovely! http://www.kuaishou.com/i/photo/lwx?userId=76250346&photoId=401977271&cc=share_wxtl&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0 YOU LIFT ME UP When I am down, and, oh, my … Continue reading

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MORE WET MORNINGS IN THE GARDEN

These wet fall mornings continue (and are expected to continue continuing) to lure me into the garden for dewy and rainy close up photos.  Here are a few recents of Sulfur butterflies on Cone Flower (Echinacea). My first cataract surgery … Continue reading

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GARDEN PROWLING AFTER A RAIN

One of my favorite things:  prowling my garden after a rain and capturing close-ups.  Here’s the rose ‘Sally Holmes’ this morning. Yes, it seems a bit out of focus, but I can’t tell if it’s the image or my eyes.  … Continue reading

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CREATION WEEK — DAY 3

Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.  And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He … Continue reading

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COME YE THANKFUL

 Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home; All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied; Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I SAY THANKS?

Cold rain most of yesterday.  Then, in the late afternoon, slanting sunlight began to touch the garden.  I grabbed my camera, and this is one of the results.  and another…    and another…  and another…  and another…  and another…   Long … Continue reading

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