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Egyptian Walking Onions

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April 17th, 2018

Egyptian walking onions, also called tree onions, belong to the allium genus.  They prefer growing in full sun, are extremely hardy and easy to grow.  I find these onions are fascinating to grow in t...

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The Nuthatches

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April 9th, 2018

We just love watching the various birds that visit the backyard feeders.  Most of the feeders are set up so they are within good viewing distance of the windows. The cameras are always ready to captur...

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Green ‘Purse’onality

April 5th, 2018

I love tote bags and I love to make tote bags.  I found this cute pattern for a bag made out of granny squares a few years ago. It is great for using up odd bits and pieces of yarn.  It’s called...

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Common and Hooded Mergansers

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April 2nd, 2018

~ Ducks are usually so obliging when you want to take photographs unless they decide to dive under the water as you click the shutter button or they turn their head just when you think you have the pe...

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Boots and Bumbershoots

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March 28th, 2018

~ Bumbershoot is the old fashioned name for umbrella. I love unusual words.  I decided to turn that umbrella upside down, add some spring things and make a bumbershoot display instead of the tradition...

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L is for Lady’s Mantle

March 27th, 2018

L is for Lady’s Mantle – alchemilla mollis. This beautiful perennial plant is best known for its leaves.  I love to photogaph the cup shaped leaves after a gentle rain.  The rain drops wil...

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Deseronto Potato Beans

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March 23rd, 2018

~ Last year at Seedy Saturday I picked up a packet of Deseronto potato beans to try and grow.  Each year I like to grow a variety of veggies that I don’t usually grow.  This is a rare white bean...

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Kabouli Black Chickpeas

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March 20th, 2018

~ I love going to Seedy Saturdays and am always on the lookout for new and interesting seeds to me that I can try growing.  Last year I picked up some Kabouli black chickpeas to grow in the kitchen ga...

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Omelette Muffins

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March 18th, 2018

~ This is a delicious way to have an omelette in muffin.  Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even a snack. I use ingredients that are available and these change each time I make them.  This...

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The Sea Glass Critters

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March 15th, 2018

~ Collecting sea glass was so much fun on our last trip to British Columbia.  I bought back lots and lots in various colours and sizes.  The smallest pieces got sorted and displayed in some cute littl...

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Jerusalem Artichoke

March 11th, 2018

J is for Jerusalem Artichoke. Don’t let the name fool you, the Jerusalem Artichoke has nothing to do with artichokes or Jerusalem. It is in the sunflower family and is also called sunroot, sunch...

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The Plant Nanny

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March 4th, 2018

~ I love the challenge of recycling and reusing, and wine bottles is a favourite thing of mine to use in the garden.   It takes awhile to collect the blue bottles but the green is fairly common for wi...

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I Like ‘Purse’onality

March 3rd, 2018

~ I love homemade bags and have them in many colours.  I don’t use any bags/purses that are store bought but have ones with a little ‘purse’onality.  I’ve also made many bags t...

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H for the Herons

February 26th, 2018

H for herons – great blue herons, green herons and night herons, some of my favourite birds to photograph. Here is the green heron we saw quite close to home on a pond by the local dairy.  You ...

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Kids Fingerless Mitts

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February 25th, 2018

I recently knit 2 pair of fingerless mitts for the grandkids out west.  They saw Granny wearing hers each day we were there and wanted some for themselves.  I wrote up a pattern that was scaled down f...

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G for Goldfinches

February 18th, 2018

The American or Eastern goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, belongs to the finch family. These cheeky little birds frequent the garden in all seasons.  They flock to the feeders, especially before a storm, ...

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In the Flicker of an Eye

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February 10th, 2018

The Northern flickers are ground feeding woodpeckers that usually come in April through October as they pass through.  They mainly eat ants and beetles but will eat fruit and seeds. I am always thrill...

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Valentine Cup Cozy

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February 10th, 2018

~ Valentine’s Day – is it a day created by card, chocolate and flower companies to guilt trip you into buying something for someone in your life?  I think it is, but that is me.  It’...

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Shoulder Snuggle

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February 6th, 2018

~ Winter is the time to keep cozy and warm and there is nothing better than wrapping a shawl around your shoulders and sitting by the fire and reading.  And don’t forget a lovely cup of tea.  Aw...

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D for Doves

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February 4th, 2018

There is always an abundance of mourning doves in and around the garden.  They are year round visitors and it is lovely to hear their wooing or cooing call in the spring and summer months. In winter t...

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