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Battle of the Bullrushes

Yesterday I decided to fight back against the advancing army of bullrushes in the pond. They have been steadily taking over the shallow end since the spring and making our shortage of water in the pond even worse, in my opinion. I wanted to give the lily pads and other plants a better chance to […]


The last few mornings when I have been out with the dogs, I have enjoyed the soft scent of milkweed from the field across the street. I must have known about this as a child, but taken it in subconsciously as part of the richness of summer. Now it is a welcome surprise, subtle like […]