Archive for December, 2010

Winter Photos

December 30, 2010 2 Comments
Winter Photos

While driving in winter and dealing with the extreme cold are not my favorite things to do this time of the year, Mother Nature can sure put on a show.  Here are some photos that some people sent in from last week’s snow and this week’s hoar frost.  Beautiful. And here are the photos from […]

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For the Birds

December 29, 2010 6 Comments
For the Birds

 While we enjoy planting flowers and shrubs that the birds can enjoy during the summer, we also make sure they have plenty of food, shelter and water for the winter.  Birds use more energy in the winter to stay warm and make it through the very long nights.  We put out sunflower seed since almost every bird […]

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Poynsettah… Poynsetteeah… Let’s Call The Whole Thing Pretty

December 9, 2010 5 Comments
Poynsettah… Poynsetteeah… Let’s Call The Whole Thing Pretty

poin·set·tia noun \pȯin-ˈse-tē-ə, ÷pȯint-, ÷-ˈse-tə\ This is the pronunciation guide from www.merrium-webster.com.  It really doesn’t matter what you call this lovely winter time beauty.  If you want to get around the argument, though, you can call it Euphorbia pulcherrima, the scientific name of the poinsettia.  Poinsettias are native to Mexico and Central America.  They were […]

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