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Fabric Boxes and the Garden (Done for the Winter)

I wanted something to do just for the fun of it.  Something easy; something that doesn’t require a lot of concentration.

So I made these.

Fabric Boxes

The cute little boxes will make nice gifts, once I decide what to fill them with.

Fabric Boxes

I was going to share some wonderful photos of the last of my blooming garden flowers…purple asters.

But there was some shenanigans going on, and I never got to take those photos.


Deer and Turkeys

Deer and Turkeys

One day I have blossoms, and the next day, they are somebody’s salad.



Nevertheless, I can share a photo of some fabulous fall color.

Garden Fall Color

And a close-up…just because it is so pretty.

Garden Fall Color

Spring/Summer Blogging Break

The snow is gone, and the afternoons have been warm, and I’ve been able to spend time outdoors enjoying sunshine and new growth.

I’m weeding this slope, which is bigger than it looks here.  Lilies will soon pop up in front of these posts.  As for the rest of the slope…I’ve got creeping jenny, St. John’s Wort, and creeping phlox ground covers started.  May the best one for the area win!  The goal is for the ground cover to fill it in, so I won’t have to weed it every year!

There is alot more yardwork to do, and alot more spring and summer to enjoy, so my blogging is likely to become very sporadic.

Pulling Weeds

Hubby set up the water fountain.  I’ll eventually get some container plantings around it.  Last year, a little toad lived in one of the containers and got fat from all the insects that came for water.  Smart little guy (or gal)!

Water Fountain

The forsythia is beginning to shine!


There are spring shenanigans distracting me from the garden!


The doe was harrassing tom turkey, but you can see who turned tail!

Doe and Tom

They teamed up when they spotted me with my camera.

Tom and Doe

It’s spring…the time of courtship.

Tom Turkey Showing Off

It is noisy around here, but it doesn’t last long.

Tom Turkey

What amazes me, is that there are always little turkeys later on.  The hens usually ignore the toms and all their strutting.

Tom Turkey

How can they ignore such a handsome guy?

Tom Turkey

*Clicking on a photo will show a larger view.

Tom Turkey

Visiting family has gone home so it is quiet here.

Except for this:

Tom and his harem.  They know the humans are gone, so they are back.  I had to be quick to get this shot.  The turkeys were in the front yard, but when I opened my door, it spooked them and they scattered.

Happy Thanksgiving

Our rural ancestors, with little blest,

Patient of labour when the end was rest,

Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,

With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.

~Alexander Pope


 HapPy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 

Wild Tom Turkey Showing Off in My Backyard

Not This Thanksgiving!