Tag Archives: Taylor Hillside ecosystem

It’s bee-autiful outside today

It is one of those gorgeous fall days that I love so much: cool, sunny, and clear, with just a golden glow on everything. The bees are out in force in the yard, flying in and around and past me … Continue reading

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Monday in the ARK: Acts of Restorative Kindness

Here’s that new week for us to enjoy! It is another hot one in Mississippi and it was already sultry and heavy when I went out before 8 to feed the hillside zoo. Fortunately, these little guys and gals were … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s magnolia

Magnolias are losing their stamens–the pollinators will be tracking all over, carrying on the work of cross pollination…and the life cycle continues.

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Have I mentioned Groundhog Day?

A few weeks ago, I saw “the critter” from last year that I could never figure out what it was. That was the first, and since then, only time I had seen it until the day I looked out the … Continue reading

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Do the next thing: Breathe.

Yes, Taylor Hill is still on the list of things to be mended. I have not tackled any of the things on the list of “what needs doing now?” since the great mishap of the injured muscles. But time has … Continue reading

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‘There’s a light…a special kind of light’: I can see the end of the tunnel!

I went out to feed the cats and birds this morning and had to marvel at the sunrise behind the clouds. I knew rain was coming, and figured it would delay the scheduled plumbing work on the studio today. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday

Yesterday was another beautiful day on the Taylor hillside. I spent the afternoon clearing away mud from the dog ramp to the grass in the back yard. The trench work for the plumbing created a mud pit right at the … Continue reading

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Who sits outside in a wool scarf, sweater+sweatshirt, wrapped in a blanket, just to make a fire and drink wine?

I think you all know the answer to this question. You might be rolling your eyes, shrugging your shoulders, or thinking or saying out loud: “What is wrong with her?” Here is the deal though–I think of it as rather … Continue reading

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The continuing Mississippi education of Suzassippi

Living in Mississippi has been a sort of continuing education. Now frankly, having grown up in northwest Texas and lived in rural areas all of my growing up years, where we did not have city water or sewer, I know … Continue reading

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At long last…my magnolia blooms

It seems to have taken longer this year for the first magnolia bloom to open.  Perhaps because it has been on the cool side the past week, but nonetheless I was excited to see it fully emerge yesterday.  It will … Continue reading

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