Category Archives: Secret garden

Winter is coming

(Sorry.) But I figured you’d all want to know how my neighbour’s famous rain barrel is doing.

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Footsteps on the Dance Floor

Well, maybe not. But now I won’t be the only one with a 1980s song stuck in my head.

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The Squirrel Days of Summer

Fall is upon us and there is a nice crispness in the air in the mornings. Some weeks ago, however, temperatures were reaching 39° C (102F). Too hot for me, and clearly too hot for what we have come to … Continue reading

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July

Yes, I know. But better late than never. And I also know that I’m repeating myself, but that’s part of the point. (And this year’s photos are better, so there is that.) Look at this trunk (or whatever that’s called … Continue reading

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More new visitors

We have never had goldfinches in the garden before, but now there are at least four. I hope they’ll stick around as I adore the colours. A goldfinch is a “Stieglitz” in German which is supposedly what their call sounds … Continue reading

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A new visitor

As mentioned before, we don’t mind sharing our apples, and in the fall, we tend to be too lazy to harvest the ones on top of the tree make sure to leave some for our winter guests. They remain largely … Continue reading

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Busy bee

On one side of our garden, along the fence to a neighbour’s driveway, there is a patch of marigolds that usually does not get a lot of attention. By us humans, that is, because this winged visitor could not quite … Continue reading

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