Wonders of Nature

My life was pure bliss. I have always loved nature.  And  my husband, Tom,  and I lived on a beautifully wooded,  two acre piece of property that was just surrounded by it. Barred owls and various species of hawks and other birds were regulars in our trees. Hummingbirds and butterflies filled our gardens. Animals such as turtles and squirrels visited … Read More

September is National Wilderness Month

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On August 31st, 2016, President Obama once again signed a document proclaiming September as National Wilderness Month. National Wilderness month was started, in part, to recognize the anniversary of The Wilderness Act, which was signed into law in 1964 as a means to protect certain lands in our country as wilderness areas.  Congress has now designated more than 106 million … Read More

September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

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Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. That’s why September has been designated as “Fruits & Veggies: More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you: Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer Maintain or … Read More

Tithe Where you get Your Spiritual Food

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I am closest to God when I am in nature. That is where I get my spiritual food. There was a time when I attended church on a regular basis. I loved my church. Every sermon, and many of the people who attended, all helped to inspire me, feed my spirit and brought me closer to God. And so I … Read More

11 Websites to Help you ID Insects

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Many people who really love the outdoors are still unreasonably bugged by bugs. And although mosquitoes, no-see-ums, deer flies and other biting insects can certainly make outdoor activities unpleasant, most other garden insects are relatively harmless and some are even beneficial insects. So instead of trying to get rid of all of the bugs in your yard, why not get … Read More

10 Reasons there will be Trees in Heaven

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Oh course, none of us really knows what happens after we die. But I have this theory about Heaven. I think that if there is a Heaven, then it will be filled with everything that we took the time to love and appreciation in this lifetime. If you love something, then you get to spend eternity with it. So when … Read More

Hurricane Hummingbirds

Albert Einstein once said “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” On the morning of Sunday, September 5th, 2004, when 75 mph winds from hurricane Frances were ravaging Brevard County, Florida we all had the opportunity to decide which way we … Read More

Plants that Attract Hummingbirds to Florida Gardens

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Below is a list of plants that have been recognized for attracting hummingbirds in Florida. All plants are linked to pages for more information. If you know of any plants that should be added (plants the hummingbirds love in your yard) contact me and I will add them when I get the chance. Also, I created this list several years … Read More

Attracting hummingbirds in Florida

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One of the most stunning and sometimes surprising joys of a wildlife friendly landscape is the presence of hummingbirds. Many people believe that there aren’t any hummingbirds in central Florida. These tiny birds are fast and elusive and often go un-noticed by gardeners who think that the only trick to attracting them is hanging up a nectar feeder. It is … Read More

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