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Walking my old little dog around the neighborhood, now that she has slowed down, I notice all the details on plants and animals as I walk by: the regular chatter of crows vs jays overhead; hummingbirds and bees visiting every flower; the smell of jasmine or roses by the walkway. I hope to include winter jasmine once I have a little greenhouse attached to the front of my future wofati, earthship-style, to enjoy it every day.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:This area has at least one nesting pair of wild turkeys. As well as these wild iris??? that appeared on their own.


I think the flowers may be gladioli.  Certainly a beautiful thing to appear of it's own accord.  Are these native to you, or do you think they've escaped?
 
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Grass greener on MY side of the fence because of the wood chip pile.
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Thanks Nancy. Now that you mentioned it I do think that's what they are. Whatever they are I'm fairly sure they're native. If they escaped from somewhere they almost had to be brought in by birds. There's a book I can look them up in tomorrow morning. I'm seeing a few more appear every day!!!
 
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Nine baby ducks walking across the yard.
 
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Going down the hill to check on the spring flowers and finding your owl toy.
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Blueberries.

They are finally ripe. I learned more about the history of the huge trees I showed here previously. They were planted by a hermit who lived here for many years after WW2. He was the original organic gardener in this area. He did some research & realized blueberries would grow well here. There were none around at that time. He planted those trees. Every blueberry in several nearby counties were started from cuttings from those trees. They even grow wild now. A neighbor started a large commercial operation with 300 acres of them.
 
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Slopping around in the mud to finally get all the eggplants planted. Then celebrating with a cajun spiced smoked duck omelette. YUM!
 
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A friend brought me a zucchini plant, as she didn't have room for it, and when I went to plant it, I pulled back some mulch to give me room there was a young garden snake who just looked at me and casually slid away.
 
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Having planted several fruit trees a few years ago, and finally seeing every one of them bearing fruit together for the first time (just in time to move - HA!):

The Babcock Peach, favorite of the birds:


The DELICIOUS Strawberry Guava finished flowering and fruit starting to emerge:


The Bacon Avacado trying its best:


The Garden Delight Nectarine:


The vigorous, 10' tall, Panache Fig:


and the Pomegranate Wonderful:


Fingers and toes are crossed that fruit remains a month from now, returning from the events!
 
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... meeting a large prehistoric looking orange & black beetle that seemed to want to be friends.

... discovering a few more piles of wood debris from hurricane Katrina. Perfect hugel food now!!!
 
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Howdy,
takin a little time to read jokes here on permies, and it's %&$&*& hrs later!
 
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Went into town yesterday to get cell phone coverage. Missed a turn on the way home & got a little lost. Couldn't find a good place to stop & dig up my gps until I saw this beast. Whee.
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