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3 Times A Lady

3 Times A Lady

Celebrating all the Mother’s out there! Happy Mother’s Day! Fun Fact: Where did Lady Bugs get their name? In Europe, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon thereafter the Ladybugs came, devouring the plant-destroying pests and saving the crops! The farmers … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Birdie

A few month’s ago I discovered a stock pile of dry, grassy, straw-like material on my porch, then I looked up and noticed a little nest atop the front right pillar.  Finally I caught a glimpse of the constructor one day, it was a big bright Robin.  So I hopped up on the ledge when … Continue reading

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Slinky Snake

Keep your eyes peeled when you take a walk because the snakes are out!  I was walking along the road, checking out all the bushes and flowers in bloom when I noticed something in this tropical like plant.  What is that?  Oh my goodness!  I quick grabbed my phone from my armband and took a … Continue reading

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Blooming Bulbs

Blooming Bulbs

I can’t believe it is only March 16th, and I have already seen daffodils in full bloom!  Spring time flowers are gorgeous in Southeastern Pennsylvania, especially when it’s been cold, gray and dreary the past 3 months.  If you want these fabulous arrays of color in your garden for the Spring time, Fall bulb planting … Continue reading

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Spring Time Butterflies

Next Tuesday marks the official first day of Spring!  The trees are budding, the bulbs are sprouting and butterflies are fluttering.  Surprisingly, many species of butterflies show up around late spring.  Many of them only fly for a short period of time, so by the time the summer butterflies emerge, these Spring time butterflies are … Continue reading

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A Trapper’s Wife

Last Sunday was the last day my husband was able to check his traps that he had strategically located around his friend’s farm.  He politely asked me to go with him and I reluctantly accepted, but I know it’s important to him, and I must be a supportive wife.  (Note to self: Repeat that in … Continue reading

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Icicle of My Eye

Icicle of My Eye

This year the North East hasn’t gotten hammered by harsh winter storms like the previous 2 years.  Around the burbs of Philadelphia, in a little ol’ town of Quakertown, the last real snow storm was on October 31st, 2011.  It took down trees, power lines and my rose bushes.  Where is all the snow?  Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Mossy Silo

When we ventured out to locate our Christmas Tree this year we stumbled upon an old silo base covered in moss.  The color of the moss  was so green and vibrant in the sun it almost looked radioactive!  I had to capture it! Have you ever made a moss terrarium?  They are easy to make and maintain.  Just keep … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Go Away

This year, Pennsylvania’s Summer has been the rainiest ever!  With this year’s tidal wave of rain water, my plants have grown like wild fire.  I have mums multiplying madly, roses reigning and black eye susans booming.  I need to tame the beast that is my flower bed in front of my house, but before I do, … Continue reading

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Ricketts Glen – PA

The beauty of nature… Recently my mom and I took a weekend trip up to Ricketts Glen in Benton, Pennsylvania.  They are known for their beautiful water falls and hiking trails.  Their most popular hiking trail is called Falls Trail.  We hiked the entire trail from Falls, Highlands to Glen Trail.  It is basically a … Continue reading

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