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Taking Pleasure From Birds

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – March 3

I came home in the early afternoon in order to write. As usual I sat in my bedroom near the windows, and was typing away on the laptop when I saw a flutter out of the corner of my eye. A bluebird had perched on the railing […]

The Satisfactions of a Challenge

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – November 29

The score so far is Squirrels: 4, My Husband: 0.

And before I explain I should acknowledge that every gardener loves a challenge. We want to produce the first ripe tomato in our region, cultivate tropical plants in cold climates and successfully grow a stand of Himalayan […]

Cherishing The Commonplace

It is Thanksgiving morning and as I drink my coffee I watch the birds crowd into the feeder. Cardinals, morning doves and a titmouse take turns with the blue jays. We have lots of blue jays. Just below the birdfeeder, four crows walk up the grass path from the lake, looking like religious elders in […]