Monthly Archives December 2019

The 12 Birding Days of Christmas

Categories: Birds and Christmas.

~ The camera is always on hand to capture the feathered lens friends in the garden, down by the bay or driving along.   Christmas carols are being played everywhere now and just to shake things up a little bit I’m sharing some of favourite photos of birds with my rendition of the 12 birding days of Christmas.   Singing along or humming along is encouraged. On the first day of birding my camera snapped for me … a cardinal in a snowy tree On the second day of birding my camera snapped for me 2 turkey vultures – and
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Alphabetical Gardening – W

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

We welcome a wide variety of birds beginning with W … waxwings, wrens, and woodpeckers of many types including the downy, hairy, red headed, red bellied and pileated. I have a feeling we are a bit weather obsessed as there are numerous instruments to check out the weather … weather vanes, thermometers, wind gauge, and digital weather stations. There are also a couple of whimsical ways to predict the weather with the yarn weather forecaster and the weather rock. The windmill garden is in a sunny area of the back garden.  The old converted fountain, hummer and oriole feeders, and other bits of
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The Nature Tree

Categories: Christmas and Crafty's Projects.

~ I love trees of all sorts and decided to create a Nature tree in the corner of the dining room last year.  I have previously made one in the entrance hall using parts of an old Christmas tree, but it was a little crowded when more than one person came at a time, especially when winter coats, boots, and packages were involved. I cut some branches from the garden and formed them into an inside tree instead of using parts of the old Christmas tree.  I gathered up all the little felt birds that I made a few years
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What’s in the Garden? – V

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening and The Garden 2018.

~ Venidium is a wonderful annual that was native to South America.  They aren’t the biggest blooms in the garden and don’t be fooled into thinking they are big by the macro photos of them. The first venidium variety is orange prince. And the next venidium variety is zulu warrior.  I received some seeds several years ago in a seed swap and grew them for the first time. I’ve also bought a packet of seeds from the garden centre.  If you are looking for an unusual plant you should give venidium a try, they certainly have been a favourite of mine.
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Christmas is Coming

Categories: Christmas.

December has started and the festive season just seems to sneak right up on us. Having homemade decoration or gifts or gift wrapping makes it all the more special.  With less than a month to go, time is getting scarce and I may not publish as many posts of the site as usual.   Browse my collection of the various crafts and decorating ideas that have been previously shared on my website.  I hope you find an idea or two to make yourself. Decorating the home candle centerpiece hoe, hoe, hoe greenery baskets and pots greenery skates nature tree nutty family
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