Orchid from Heaven

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I don’t really remember how my  husband Tom and I got interested in orchids. Gardening was a hobby for both of us before we met.  He was more interested in growing plants for food, and had a large vegetable garden in his backyard. I was interested in birds and butterflies although back then, I knew nothing about host plants and … Read More

Into the woods, paradise found

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Some of my fondest memories as a child are of the Sunday afternoon walks through the woods that my mother, my sisters and I took when I was growing up in New Jersey. Up north, the woods were different. The trees were tall, full, and varied, and there were actual hills to make the walk more of a challenge and … Read More

Wonders of Nature

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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

Finding Your “Gee” Spot

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  If the stars came out only once in a lifetime, all of us would be out to see them and would be left speechless by the grandeur of that sight…but when they shine every night we go for months without ever looking up.  R.S. Adams I think everybody needs to find their own “Gee spot”..their own little spot in … 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

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