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About Garden Reflections

A Lover of Nature, Filled with Gratitude for my Husband, Family, Friends, Dog, Gardens and Chickens~

Birds and Bird Nests

Nature is full of gifts. Here’s the artistic bird nest that grandpa found on top of our garage door opener inside the garage! Luckily there were no eggs laid yet since we had to relocate the nest. We wonder if … Continue reading

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Blooming Tree

We were told by the previous owners of our property that the tree along the back fence is a Crabapple tree. We haven’t seen any apples or cherries on the ground or in the tree since we moved in. The … Continue reading

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Spring?

The calendar says it’s spring…we had fun at your first lacrosse game today Kailyn and look forward to your first baseball game tomorrow Ellie…but it’s still freezing!!! Well not quite freezing but really cold with very strong winds. I was … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Ha! It finally did really snow! Where are your snow boards now? I know it’s kind of silly to be so excited about the snow but what can you expect from a California grandma? The new fruit trees are almost … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds

Remember all the sunflowers and zinnias we harvested for seed saving? I took some time today to sort through them. Unfortunately, most of the sunflowers had a bit of mold growing but there were still quite a few that were … Continue reading

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Nature

It was a fun afternoon of geocaching with you and your mom! The cool, fresh air and sunshine felt so good! Here’s one of the hidden vessels you found: Nature treated us to a couple of other surprises: Do you … Continue reading

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Birds of Prey

Wow! Look what I noticed this morning in our neighbor’s front yard! Those little black birds are crows! I wish I had of thought to video instead of taking photos but look: Grandpa thinks it might have been a bald … Continue reading

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Ring-necked Pheasants

You got it Kailyn! You identified and photographed the evasive and unique bird scuttling across our backyard! It’s a Ring-necked Pheasant just like the one on your school notebook! Here is a bit more info about that beautiful creature: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ring-necked_Pheasant/lifehistory

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Garlic and Shallots Tucked Under the Snow

We got a bit of snow last night. It was mesmerizing! So peaceful and quiet while beautiful, large snowflakes fell! Here are the garden beds. The garlic and shallot bulbs are tucked away. The girls don’t seem to mind. Their … Continue reading

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Garden Ice

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Forecasts called for some snow today but instead we had lots of icy rain. Happy that we were all able to stay home! I walked around the garden and was amazed at all the beautiful icicles! The pines trees are … Continue reading

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