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Walking in fields of gold

Fields of Gold and Lace

My Wish List of "Plants to Plant" is growing longer every time I encounter something lovely, and my eyes are bigger than my garden! We walk through fields of gold, purple, and Queen Anne's lace, and I was so inspired by their blooms that they will definitely be planted in my garden next spring.
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Puddle of rain in clover

My Cottage Rainforest Garden

With Baltimore County under a tornado warning, here in western Maryland, we have been receiving heavy rainstorms every few hours. My poor little garden now resembles a wetland swamp. All that I need are a few alligators!
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vintage books on a shelf

Treasures in a Second Hand Bookstore Continued….

One of the books that I purchased for myself, a first edition 1911 hardcover of George Bernard Shaw: His Life and Works by Archibald Henderson, caught my attention because it included dozens of vintage clippings and images from turn-of-the-20th-century plays and actors.
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A Perfect Autumn Day in Pictures

The weather was glorious this weekend… bright sunshine, fresh autumn air, and a balmy temperature of 63 degrees. Since Lydia and I spent the majority of Saturday indoors at the …

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Spring Cherry Blossoms, a Quick Photoshop Tutorial

I shared some new images on Facebook, of cherry blossoms, that I photographed when my daughter and I walked through our Funkstown neighborhood taking pictures. I edited them quickly in …

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Following In Her Footsteps

“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice….” ~ Robert Frost We’ve had an unusually hot March this year, with temperatures reaching the low 80s, prompting …

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Another Quick and Dreamy Photoshop Tutorial for Nature Photography

Joe was digging through some of our older folders of digital photography, looking for pretty pictures of flowers and trees… and he opened one folder from April 2008, containing pictures …

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A New Year, A New World

We’ve survived the first week of January…. I’m assuming you’ve survived, too, if you’re reading this post. Do ghosts communicate via the Internet? I wonder. I dropped a bombshell on …

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Behind the Scenes: Darcy’s Confession ~ A New Photomanipulated Regency Portrait

[pullquote] “How despicably have I acted! Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly. Pleased by the …

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Hello Irene, Good-bye Summer….

It is 10:30PM, as I sit at my desk, typing this blog post which won’t be published for a few more hours…. I spent the entire day cleaning up after …

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