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Which Way to the Zoo?

Which Way to the Zoo?

We have lived on this property for more than thirty years. Having eight acres all to ourselves is more of an escape than it used to be. Once upon a time, we could sight in a rifle in the front yard. Now we have neighbors. The time has come to only shoot handguns in...

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Can’t Go Home Again

Can’t Go Home Again

Today, June 19, 2021, Mr. K and I drove to Edgefield. This is my home town. My most favorite memories reside at an old house on Plumbranch Road. Edgefield, established in 1785, is located in Edgefield County. Their claim to fame is that Edgefield is The Home of Ten...

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Eastern Bluebird – May 2021

Eastern Bluebird – May 2021

When the male Eastern Bluebird takes flight and the sunlight illuminates his feathers, it is truly the most beautiful creation in my yard. Genesis 1:21 says, in part, "...So God created...every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." We began...

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Winding Down

Winding Down

April, 2021 is winding down. These photos will be just a gentle reminder of what this time and season came to be in the yard. There are three iris pictures here. They are just a few of the ones that I went and dug up in my ugly shoes. So, after a three-year wait,...

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April Surprise, 2021

Petunias. Took a short stroll around the yard today and discovered flowers which I did NOT plant, blooming in random places. These petunias have beautiful veins and may not last long. It's always a thrill to watch this place we call "home" come alive every year. The...

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Dear Aunt Milly – March 2021

The daffodils are up, the forsythia is barely yellow as the new green leaves rush forward to embrace the warmer weather. My peach tree has several blooms and the battle begins anew. The deer and the frost have eaten or killed every chance I've had for three years to...

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