A Soft Fragrant October Morning

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Fragrant and Lyrical The morning air is light with the fragrance of the flowers and heavy with the song of the birds.A wish has come true! I've had difficulty with plants beneath the dining room window at the brick patio. I get late day sun there and a lot of things have just not worked.  Angels Trumpetting Last year, I planted … [Read more...]

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Mexican Sage

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Beautiful Autumn Blooms   When we first moved to our home, there were several plants we could not identify. I knew we'd have to wait some time to find out just what they were - perhaps a year. That was the case with the Mexican Sage along the front walk of our home.  Autumn Surprise Then in late September I noticed buds on … [Read more...]

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Autumn Equinox

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Red Sky in the Morning   “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." John DonneAs the sun was rising the color of the sky was a dusky pink. Whenever it is like this I think of my Dad. Being a Navy man he often quoted the rhyme, 'red sky in the morning, Sailor take warning...' The rhyme is usually … [Read more...]

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Mexican Sage

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A Beautiful Autumn Blossom   The name Salvia derives from the Latin salvere~'to feel well and healthy, health, heal' There are hundreds of varieties, from ornamental to culinary. I have about 70 feet of this marvelous Sage, Salvia Leucantha or Mexican Sage. This woody stemmed perennial is quite drought tolerant and grows to about … [Read more...]

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Autumn Front Porch

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  The Bird Girl Welcomes You! I had a terrific time visiting my siblings in South Carolina last weekend. I helped my sister and brother-in-law prepare for the Fall Flower Show this coming weekend, October 4-6 at the Florence Farmer's Market on 52. Their booths are Lawhon Produce. They have an amazing array of Mums and … [Read more...]

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Fog and a Faux Fall Morning

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The Unseasonable South We're in another season of rain in Georgia - Yesterday, Dearest was at his parent's farm helping the family prepare for our annual Family Reunion. Usually it is so hot and dry, yesterday they were happy to get the clean up done despite the rain! I spent the day indoors painting in the kitchen. I think I could paint in my … [Read more...]

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Romantic Dinner for Two

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Cottage Style   I love cozy round tables in a room, especially near a couch or two chairs...they invite an amiable atmosphere for two to sit together to enjoy each other's company.   I love the Romantic Cottage style of my green room, the room I often refer to as my retreat. There I have my grandmother's couch, … [Read more...]

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Novembris mensis

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Sweet November sweet november Things you may or may not know about the month of November   Originally named in the ancient Roman calendar - from the Latin novem -meaning nine. November is the eleventh month in the Julian and the widely accepted Gregorian calendars. The determination of the length of days and … [Read more...]

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Autumn Twilight

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In the Garden Preparing for the winter. The late year in-between time. Some summer flowers are giving their last show as autumn flowers dazzle the eye. 'For autumn is your awakening, While the world prepares for winter's sleep. Summer has quickly slipped away, While your colors of coral run deep'.  Mark Anderson, … [Read more...]

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Full Moon Tonight

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The Harvest Moon will rise tonight - it is the full moon that rises closest to the autumnal equinox which occurred on September 22. The moon has been growing larger each night and on the night of September 29 and on the 30th the full harvest moon will shine. The full moon will hit it's crest after 11 pm. EST. It is said that … [Read more...]

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