July 11,2012

Here are some images showing our more mature mid summer shrubs and perennials.  In the front of the house, we had tried to naturalize ferns, but it was a failure.  Now we have more lawn.

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June 11, 2012

The plantings after this wet spring have really taken off.

Amy skypes outside on a beautiful day

Ferns on the south side have grown in nicely

Most of our Iris are in full bloom

This woodchuck is a frequent visitor

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November 2, 2011

Stick season visitors….probably sisters.

A crisp November day

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September 4, 2011

Well now we know why the Heron likes our pond so much.  Yesterday morning his stealth was rewarded with at least two sizable bullfrogs.

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August 31, 2011

Two more wildlife sightings.  There is a hint of fall in the trees behind where this  Great Blue Heron poses.  He is considering what might be in our pond.  The bear in the photo is smaller and younger than the one in the previous post.

Holding very still and looking for fish

The next morning the heron was back, and nonchalant about the nearby grazing deer.  There must be something good in our pond.

This young bear has been a fairly frequent visitor


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July 13, 2011

Our first bear sighting!  This young  bear has made an appearance a few times.  He, (or she)  is enjoying the field of tall clover adjacent to our pond.  About the  the size of a big stocky dog.  Tends to show up mid day and work his way down the hill.

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June 6, 2011

Last night after another rainy day, the sky started to clear and we had a great misty rolling cloud sunset captured by Amy

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June 1, 2011

We are in the midst of a very wet spring, and most of the plantings and foliage  seem fine with it.

The lupine we planted from seed last year are prolific

So far they dominate the wildflowers planted in the hill down to the pond

Soon we will have blueberries along this path

Ferns planted by the porch are coming in

The hosta predominate in the front of the house

Brook Trout for our pond

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March 11, 2011

A few days ago we got our biggest storm of the season, a little over 2 feet, immediately after a day of rain.  The snowpack around our house is about 3 feet.  The snow occasionally rumbles off of our metal roof, sounding like a rushing freight train.

The mail didn't make it till I dug this out a bit

Amusing sign on the way to the mountain

The firepit is completely covered now

Earlier in the winter the firepit seemed to emulate the mountain

Close up of above

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December 30, 2010

In November I built a firepit.  Most of the work was finding and moving the rocks, which were all from our land.  The seating is sectioned Maple trees.  Here is how it looked a few days ago.

Here is how it looked when built in November.

Amy has created another linocut,  inspired by the local Barred Owl.  More to come.

Amy has also produced some impressive “hipstimatic” images with her iphone4.  Here are a few:

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