Category Archives: Ecosystem

Claytonia virginica: Virgina Springbeauty (aka ‘fairy spud’)

You know what happens when you look at something closely? This white-appearing flower from my height turned out to have pink-magenta stripes when I began to inspect it in Lightroom. Imagine my surprise! A member of the purslane family, the … Continue reading

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Oxalis drummondii: Drummond’s Wood-sorrel

Why are there so many varieties of oxalis, also known as wood-sorrel? I suppose as do humans through genetics and the mixing of gene pools, we just keep re-creating species. While it is a fascinating-to-me exploration, I have been thinking … Continue reading

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Valerianella radiata: “Beaked cornsalad”

I woke early this morning and it was so beautiful out, I took the camera after feeding dogs, cats, and birds. I decided to walk down to the bottom of the driveway to check out a patch of blue flowers … Continue reading

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The thrill of being wrong: Learning something

When we moved into this house in January 2004, this tree was a short little fellow. The photograph below is November 2003, when we began looking at the house as it was under renovation. You can make out this tree … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning…the easy kind

I have been tidying up outside now that the weather is warmer and not constantly raining. That entailed a trip to pick up new herbs and plants Monday. I spied this English daisy and though I have never seen one … Continue reading

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Spring flowers: Viola, pansy, common blue violet

I spotted this flower getting ready to mow the front yard Sunday afternoon. It is a re-seeded viola from last year’s flowers. I did not know they would do that, but apparently, they can re-seed themselves. They are sometimes called … Continue reading

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Spring springs forth

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White-throated sparrow

Just hanging out here in the brush and bushes, looking for dinner. According to Cornell Labs Merlin Bird ID, they eat the seeds of grasses and weeds (a lot of them along the edge of the hillside and in the … Continue reading

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Word Full Wednesday

Hopeful Anticipation Longing Embracing Warming Jubliation Grateful Thankful We get our first vaccine shot today.

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Here comes the sun!

Oh, my, but I was happy to see clear blue skies yesterday, and sunshine, and 60 degrees. Although the snow was still on the ground and ice on the driveway and my car stuck at the bottom of the hill, … Continue reading

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