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goldfinch turning yellow

Spring is Coming

How this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away!  William Shakespeare  Well-apparel’d April on the heel Of limping Winter treads.  William Shakespeare  We always want Spring to unfold in an orderly crescendo, like […]

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hazelnut march

First Day of Spring–More or Less

And frosts are slain and flowers begotten And in green underwood and core        Blossom by blossom the spring begins. Algernon Charles Swinburne  March is the drabbest month of the year.  The snow has melted revealing vast expanses of brown grass and a winter’s accumulation of trash that’s been hidden beneath its white […]

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A BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN FOR SPRING  Many years ago, when my children were young, we drove up to Door County to spend Memorial Day weekend.  The weather was quite cool–the tourist season had not yet started.  The peninsula was, however, exquisite; a beautiful time of year to visit. The cherry trees, for which the […]

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Through the Year 2012 at my House

Through the Year 2012 at My House   January 12, 2012   My front sidewalk edged with snow-covered Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis) *The lowest temperature of the year was 5 degrees above (recorded on Jan. 15th, 19th and 20th) February 9, 2012   My front street corner. February 23, 2012   Patio through my studio […]

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Spring-flowering Native Trees

Spring-flowering Native Trees  The Chinese magnolias and crabapples are lovely in blossom in the spring, but I prefer our native ornamental trees, usually in bloom in late April or early May, that are blossoming now. Four ducks on a pond A grass bank beyond A blue sky of spring White clouds on the wing. William […]

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