Backyard garden: flora edition

A combination of intermittent rain, traveling menfolk and unpredictable dogs, kept me close to home again this weekend. When a break in the weather gave me a small window of opportunity, I snuck out and took some pix of the shower drenched flora in my yard. The Girls, Hershey and Asta, followed me around, helping…

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Off the beaten path

I’ve mentioned before how much I love having a state park practically in my backyard. I can hike and kayak there, and with my annual pass, it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. With Spring Break still in full swing, I’m staying close to home to avoid both the beach crowds and insane…

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Close to home

With the new pup, I’m still staying close to home for my photo hikes. No matter what the shelter chicks said, Asta is NOT housebroken so we’re in that “watching-her-like-a-hawk-in-case-she-squats” phase, and since she is still hobbling around on her injured leg, I can’t take her with me on long walks… yet. Hopefully, soon she…

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My own backyard

This seemed to be the longest week ever. By Saturday, I was exhausted, and I didn’t actually do much of anything. Being a slug, apparently, is hard work. I still got up early and went for a photo hike, only I stayed in town. I made a lap at our local nature boardwalk. It’s a…

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The right tools for a fight

Occasionally, I go on a tear and feel the need to be productive. Usually my yard is the target of my zeal. Earlier this summer I took it upon myself to rake our backyard. We have two rather large pin oaks that shade most of the yard. They also shed their leaves year ’round. These…

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Week 21: Good times

It was a busy week… I participated in a Memorial Day walk/run, silently celebrated the end of the school year, added fresh fruit and biking back into my morning routine, and fought mommy anxiety about my kids getting all ‘growed” up. Thank goodness for photo therapy…

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