Author Archives: Karin

The Garden Continues into Fall

The best time to plant garlic…and comfrey roots….and carrots…..and cabbage.     The cats thought the carrot/garlic bed was a custom cat box. Alpine strawberries have produced all summer. More to come! Lemon balm is fantastic! Dahlias have lots more coming. … Continue reading

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Stink Bugs and Regret

Have you ever see one of these? This is Halyomorpha halys, also known as the brown marmorated stink bug. When we first moved into our house my husband and I jokingly named them “Herkimer”.  It just seemed to fit.  They were slow, few … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

This is my home….wherever he is.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

This is the month of December. Crocus bulbs coming up is not somthing I was expecting to see.   I am  fascinated by their tenacity as they actually pierced through the dead leaves to make this early appearance.  They aren’t bothered by the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

When I saw the photo challenge for this week I figured I was too late and wouldn’t really be able to come up with anything in time… until I realized it is just what I needed.  So far the things … Continue reading

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Quiet Flicker of Halloween Night

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Chinese Latern Festival

I wasn’t sure I would be getting back to this, but I learned something new about Chinese New Year and I promised I’d share.   The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar. (That would … Continue reading

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