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Garden Design: Wilding & Whimsy

In June when my sisters family was down I received a high compliment to my efforts. My nieces loved the front garden. When they weren’t either swimming or fishing (which they were 75% of the time), you would find them quietly poking around out front. Lots to see out front too. The collection of plants […]

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Garden Design: Eco-Chic

I am inspired by the wild, untamed beauty that surrounds me. Whether its walks down old abandoned roads, or deep in the bush. I am enchanted by old mossy rocks and lovely native Blue Flag Iris‘ at the edge of a swamp. Mother Nature knows her stuff so I take her cue. When we were […]

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My Favourite Canadians: Tom Thomson

Writing about Thomson in 1914, the younger artist David Milne observed: “Varley and Lismer pines are pretty conventional pines, well done but quite familiar … you admire their proficiency, that’s all. But with Thomson’s trees, it’s different. You can’t be indifferent. These few patches with knotted strings are powerful; there was strong emotion behind their […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

I started to think about what “geometry” is. Lets stretch out those ol’creative muscles. We are talking about, well more or less,  “depth of field”. So Geometry is an “area of mathematics that deals with points, lines, shapes and space” by “deduction of the properties”. It concerns “the relationships of points in space” and it […]

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A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE: MOTHER

Maybe I’m stretching this challenge, but my first thought was more what “Mother” can mean.  In this photo, taken this last August, I learned that Male Cardinals feed their young. I never once saw the female; it was always him with the 2 fledglings. Tim actually built this deck feeder for me. I love the […]

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