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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The triplets again

The triplets have grown since the last time I saw them. The photo was taken in very low light with no tripod, so it’s blurry.

Jewel weed

This jewel weed grows along the roadside downhill from me, in an area where my small stream passes through a culvert under the road. In the previous post, I mentioned jewel weed as a plant that might grow well in the dark, moist area under my deck. As luck would have it, there is a […]

A major shift in the weather

I wasn’t expecting rain today, but I heard thunder around 5:30 p.m. and discovered that a good-size storm was bearing down on me, moving out of Virginia headed north to south (not the typical summertime pattern). It left a bit more than an inch of rain. Not only that, but the 14-day forecast shows the […]

Staying fat on parched grass

I don’t know how Mr. Groundhog manages to stay so fat on little more than my parched summer grass. I call all my resident groundhogs “Mr. Groundhog,” but there are more than one. I can’t really tell them apart. There are at least two — one to the south of the house, in the rabbit […]