Archive for September, 2012

Apple wreath

Welcome Autumn with an Apple Wreath

The front door of a home is more than just the focal point.  It is where the outside and the inside worlds touch, the portal, where homeowner and visitor each linger for a moment before entering the private spaces.  Here is the perfect location for a personal statement… a sign, striking color, or a wreath. Jim and I hang different wreaths
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Street garden

A Gallery of September Blessings

Our homegrown butterfly is released back to the garden.  Our Cape Plumbago reaches 4 feet, with its faithful sky-blue show of flowers. …providing tasty treats to our little flock.  …who then “scramble” for prime nesting spots.  … laying our biggest egg so far. Our mini street garden offers beauty to passers-by, and water to neighborhood birds. I write a letter
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Unfurling wings

Our Giant Swallowtail Story

About a month ago I plucked a gooey Orange Dog Caterpillar from  one of our baby Clementine orange trees. Kinda gross, huh?   Yeah, before I touched it with a stick to make it poke out its tiny orange horns, it looked like a bird dropping.  This ugly masquerade is to fool birds so they don’t decide to have caterpillar for
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