Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Whole Dove Family Is Here

I have been outside gardening today, pulling weeds and trimming shrubs.  Looked up and saw that Mr. Dove has joined the Mrs. & babies.  They sat quite patiently and let me snap a photo.

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View From My Back Door Challenge Via thekitchensgarden

Here is what I see when I look out my back door: I have an upper yard (considered ‘in town’) and a lower yard (considered ‘county’).  Go through the gate and down the hill and over the far fence and … Continue reading

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Indy 500 Motor Speedway

Are you attending the Indy 500 race this weekend and want to know more about the Indianapolis area and surrounding counties?  Here are some links to popular attractions: Indy 500 Race & Ticket Info Indianapolis Art Museum & Oldfields … Continue reading

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Dove of Peace in My Backyard

I have a little dovey visitor in my backyard: In actuality, she has returned from last year.   In the Spring of 2012, I was preparing to put some flowers in these hanging pots on my garage.  Imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis or clafouti is a classic flan-like French dessert that originally came from the Limousin region of France in the 19th century.  Any kind of fruit can be incorporated into the recipe.  It has a texture described as half cake … Continue reading

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Water Garden Memories

What is it about a water garden that draws us to it?  The dewy dripping of a fountain or the texture of the plantings?  Perhaps it’s when we see fish in it and we hover over the water to watch … Continue reading

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Gardening Genes Part I

When I was born, I went to live with my grandparents Jasper & Bertha Ward on their farm/tree nursery with my other siblings, after they had raised 12 children of their own.  This was not their first farm, they originally … Continue reading

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