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More shots from my world

I have an assortment of photos that I’ve taken recently.  Nothing earth shattering, but interesting. We have several pairs of killdeer who come to our area every year.  They are ground-nesting birds, but their nests are hard to find.  This … Continue reading

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Flowering plum tree

I was doing some housekeeping this morning, and decided to check my cameras to make sure I had uploaded all of the pictures I had taken.  What a pleasant surprise to find these photos of our flowering plum that I … Continue reading

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Denim tooth fairy pillow for Etsy

There are lots of tooth fairy pillows on Etsy, but I didn’t see any that were made from two vintage denim jeans pockets.  I adapted the tooth from a Martha Stewart pattern.  The eyes and mouth are hand embroidered, and … Continue reading

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Page oranges and other growing things

While we were in Florida last week, we visited an orange grove and picked some Page oranges.  I think the link will take you to the grove we visited.  Page oranges are very good.  Small and sweet!  We didn’t get … Continue reading

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Missouri Botanical Gardens

Last Tuesday 6 of us went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis.  It was a beautiful, sunny day, warm enough for short sleeves and no jackets.  Here are some of my favorite pictures from that afternoon.   Since … Continue reading

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Mystery solved!

I think I have solved one mystery, with the help of a Facebook friend.  The thought had occurred to me that they might be blackberries, but blackberries grow on tall, arching canes, and these are ground huggers.  After doing some … Continue reading

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Sensitive plant update

Thanks to a reader of this blog for sending me a link to a web site that sells an easy to grow variety of the sensitive plant as a tickle me plant.  Looks like a fun activity for groups of … Continue reading

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