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First Snow of the Season

A very delicate and persistent snowfall started just after 8 o’clock this morning. As usual, it comes with a quieter, more peaceful atmosphere since people tend to stay in. It’s a bit early for the first snow of the season…

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Fall Color

Temperatures have dropped and with it the leaves, and fall colors have made an appearance. This pretty begonia is still blooming away and will likely continue until the frost gets it.

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Summer Garden Bouquets

I love bringing flowers in from the garden and I particularly love the fullness hydrangeas bring to a bouquet with just a few stems. Here’s a simple blue mophead hydrangea bouquet: This lovely bouquet includes blue and purple mophead hydrangeas,…

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Summer Garden

After years of preparing, planting, and tending, the garden is starting to take shape. It is so very satisfying to watch plants grow, fill in empty spaces, and flower throughout the seasons. Favorites from the front yard include deep orange…

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Martha Lake, WA

When my mom came to visit at the end of May, we took a walk around Martha Lake. Its banks are lined with houses and a few docks. The docks are surrounded by thickets of trees along the shoreline and…

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