Category Archives: Secret garden

You say potato, I say Kartoffel

I rescued a broken rain barrel (with a crack at the bottom) from my mother’s compulsive need to discard everything — a compulsion, btw, that is the exact opposite of that of my paternal step-grandfather, who needed to save everything … Continue reading

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Rain

It’s been raining all day and I haven’t done anything interesting (apart from having what seemed quite unreasonable amounts of blood drawn at the doctor’s office), so here’s an older photo taken by the husband that I love (both the … Continue reading

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A heron in the garden

I’m always excited about the birds that come visit our house and garden but I was not quite prepared for what I saw through the kitchen window today: Apologies for the bad quality of the pictures — they were shot … Continue reading

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Hedgehog update

Since I’ve gotten questions about the fate of our little friend from last fall, I’m happy to report that both of “our” hedgehogs have made it through the long winter — the little one and the somewhat larger specimen above. … Continue reading

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Summer

Came upon this guy when heading to the compost (cellphone pic only, sorry). Does anything say “summer” better than this?

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Guests at the table

Last year I wrote about my efforts to help a jay through the winter by feeding him peanuts. I’m happy to report that they were successful — not only did the jay come back this winter, he also brought two … Continue reading

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I’m a hedgehog, get me out of here

Here’s a post from the Drafts folder that was meant to go out in October: This little guy looked much smaller than the other hedgehogs that frequent our garden, so I took him inside to weigh him to be on … Continue reading

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