Tag: Autumn

Oct 19

Plastic tarps in the garden

Plastic tarps have several uses in the garden. As a wind-break and a shield from cold, snow, rain and hail plastic can help save tender crops from frost or damage from heavy rain or hail. Black plastic is especially useful in cooler climates to aid in warming the soil in the early part of spring. …

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Oct 17

Scenes of Autumn

* The October rains came and washed away September’s parched crust. The lovely colors fell and faded into the memory of a season that passed all too fleetingly. * The Autumn colors were not especially bright this year and they did not seem to stay too long. I think the end of Summer was too …

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Oct 11

After Apple Picking

The great America poet, Robert Frost is a perennial favorite here on the blog. At this time of year I thought it would be appropriate to offer one of his harvest themes. Go here to find more Frost on my blog After Apple Picking By Robert Frost   My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a …

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Nov 14

The Comet Encke

“Picture a bright blue ball, just spinning, spinning free, Dizzy with eternity. Paint it with a skin of sky, Brush in some clouds and sea, Call it home for you and me.” From the song, Throwing Stones. Words written by John Perry Barlowe, music by Bob Weir. *** For those of you interested in celestial …

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Nov 10

November in the Garden

Today the weather was relatively mild for this time of year. It was a good day to take advantage of the weather and do a few final chores in the garden. I pulled down the remaining peas and their trellis. There was one row of potatoes that I had not turned over in August when …

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Nov 03


  November by William Cullen Bryant Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun! One mellow smile through the soft vapory air, Ere, o’er the frozen earth, the loud winds run, Or snows are sifted o’er the meadows bare. One smile on the brown hills and naked trees, And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths …

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Nov 02

Daylight Savings Time

Tonight, across most of Canada, the United States, Europe and a few other countries, people will reset their clocks backward, by 1 hour. In my opinion it is possibly one of the more silly things that we do. Here is a map of countries that do or do not observe the silliness. Russel Means, a …

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Oct 19

Fog rolls in and the rains begin….

To Autumn by William Blake (1757-1827) O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stainèd With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of …

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Oct 09

More Ghost Stories.

Not far from my childhood home is the lonely Ringwood Manor. It is said that the place has been haunted for over two centuries! Here is the story; Ghosts of Ringwood Manor A New Jersey Ghost Story retold by S. E. Schlosser Ringwood Manor you say? A lovely old house. But no place, my child, …

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Oct 07

Autumn colors begin…

It is now late in the gardening season and yet, I still have peas, peppers, basil, herbs, carrots, scallions, leeks, spuds, and two types of lettuce. If I am lucky I may actually get a head of broccoli that survived the attack of the rabbits. The season colors are looking bright. It is my favorite …

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