All posts tagged: gardens

Garden Update

While I’ve been traveling here and there, a lot has also been going on at home, specifically in my little garden so it’s time for an update.  New fence. My fence, which was in place when I bought my house, had to be at least […]

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Allen Centennial Garden

This past weekend I made my annual Spring Trip to Madison, Wisconsin to visit my friend Carol. I’ve been going for several years now and Carol and I have a list of favorite places – restaurants, coffee shops, plant nurseries, gardens. The list is so […]

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Tulip Mania

Remember how I yesterday I promised you lots of pictures of tulips? Well, here they come.     Kuekenhof Gardens is an easy day trip, taking the train from Amsterdam Centraal station to Schiphol airport where a fleet of buses whisk visitors away to the tulip […]

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Quai Branley

The Quai Branley, situated near the Eiffel Tower, is filled with examples of the traditional arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. The craftsmanship and creativity of the various sculptures, masks, pottery, weapons and clothing is awe inspiring. The building itself is also intriguing, […]

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Rodin Museum

Housing many of the masterworks of Auguste Rodin, the Rodin museum is an easy 10 minute walk from our hotel. Unfortunately, Biron House where his works are usually displayed and is very beautiful in its own right, is undergoing major renovation and was closed to […]

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Reliable

The word reliable doesn’t usually conjure up exciting or glamorous images. Instead, you might think “stodgy” or “forgettable”, something (or someone) that’s always there and thus doesn’t require a lot of attention. However, the dictionary definition of reliable is “consistently good in quality and performance; […]

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Keeping It Real

I share of lot of (what I think are) pretty pictures of my garden, both here on the blog and on Instagram. If that is all you ever saw of the garden, you might think I live in some kind of Eden, blessed by gentle […]

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That Was June

That Was June

Well, I haven’t done as well with my blog posting schedule as I had hoped, but live in hope. Here’s a quick look back at some of what was going on around here. The new tree in the back corner of the perennial bed is […]

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Thoughts Whilst Weeding the Perennial Garden

Thoughts Whilst Weeding the Perennial Garden

Weeds! Why are there so many weeds! That’s the wren singing – such a happy, beautiful song. Crispy shrimp tacos – mmmmm. Seriously. Where did all these weeds come from? Ack! Slippery! Don’t fall! Oh, delphiniums, you are so beautiful. Let’s get you propped up […]

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Flower Gallery: Peonies

Flower Gallery: Peonies

It’s been a great year for the peonies – they’ve been blooming beautifully for nearly a month. They’re just about done now though, so it’s time to bid them a fond farewell until next year.

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