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I live on a farm ... — farm life

So here we are, here we stand

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Following a long absence from writing, here I am again. Hopefully some of my readers have been able to get caught up on past postings while new readers have found their way here and found out something about what I hope to offer. It is early in the morning here on our farm. The sweet dog is laying on the love seat nearby snoring up a cold autumn snore, stretching out every now and then. It sounds as if he is enjoying a very deep, satisfying sleep. Good boy, you keep that up. For the past three years and more,...

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Some kind of 'ectomy or other

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It was a thrill when we saw that first little green sprout. I told Sweet Pea, "Your pumpkin patch is coming along now!" and she gave me a big, happy smile.

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Texture, color and light

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In an effort to share the delectable, scrumptious beauty of Rhoda's blossoms I offer this series of shots I just captured this morning. This is day two of her annual blooming event. ~firefly All Photographs and other content on this blog are Copyright © 2009 J. L. Fleckenstein ALL RIGHTS RESERVED</span>

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And so it begins ...

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This is Rhoda's (my heirloom Giant Tree Peony) first bud to open this year. She always opens right around or on Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday afternoon I found only this one bud beginning to show a little pink. This morning, early, I found that one bud had already blossomed open to this stage. The petals remind me of soft protective layers of baby blankets sheltering precious cargo within. There were four blossoms total open this much first thing this morning. I know for the next two or three days each time I venture outside there will be more opened, and...

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Spring

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As the world wakes up outside our windows, many magical sites and moments bubble up to be seen if you catch them at just the right moment.

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