Read more about the article More hellobore beauty
Hellebores, ribes sanguinium flower buds, pires Japonica buds, bottlebrush flower buds, and a shell

More hellobore beauty

Hellebores, ribes sanguineum flower buds, pires Japonica buds, bottlebrush flower buds, and a shell Can't resist more hellebore beauty. These stunners continue to thrive in their new spot. Does anyone…

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Read more about the article Hellebores rock
Hellebores flowers and petals, silk tassel tree buds, bay leaves, sea urchin spines

Hellebores rock

Hellebores rock. Their exquisite flowers bloom in winter, they thrive in shade, and are very hardy. Have you ever had to move plants for their own protection? A month ago…

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Read more about the article Early bloomers
Bottlebrush flower buds, evergreen clematis flowers, wild radish flowers and petals, Japanese maple twigs, smoky topaz

Early bloomers

My 'Stripey' auricla is the first to bloom, the others don't even have flower buds on them, so I consider it an early bloomer. I know from my gardening experience…

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Read more about the article Art in times of pandemic
Field mustard, wallflowers, succulent rosette, horsetail fern, metal beads

Art in times of pandemic

I've been thinking about how to concisely express why we respond to art in times of pandemic. I don't think I make beauty because I'm in denial about how bad…

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Read more about the article Feeling kind of cross-eyed
African bone bead, dafodills, oyster shell, clam shells, mussel shells, pansies, pussy willow branch tips, Osteospermum 'Zion Copper Amethyst'

Feeling kind of cross-eyed

African bone bead, dafodills, oyster shell, clam shells, mussel shells, pansies, pussy willow branch tips, Osteospermum 'Zion Copper Amethyst' Feeling kind of cross-eyed this morning. I think I read too…

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Read more about the article Receiving generosity
Camelia, bottle brush flower buds, horsetail fern, two kinds of shells, metal beads, pussy willow branch tips, and smoked bone beads from Africa

Receiving generosity

I'm receiving such generosity from people as I continue this practice of daily mandala making. Every week I get offers to forage in someone's garden, beads and baubles get left…

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Read more about the article Groundhog Day again
Nereocystis luetkeana (aka bull whip kelp), hellebore buds and leaves, smoky topaz, iris foetidissima seeds, mahonia and Japanese maple twigs

Groundhog Day again

It's Groundhog Day again, and it seems like it's been here for the last 11 months. However, the plants aren't stuck doing the same thing day after day, and I…

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