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Fireflies mark warming spring nights

Fireflies zooming across the deck and porch There are many fireflies as we come to the end of May. They are flying lower than usual…

A plant for all seasons

The colorful and beautiful Columbine During the cold winter days, the perennial Columbine certainly looks like it is dead, but when March arrives it produces…

Waiting for the big winter snow

Waiting for a hefty white snow. We are ready and excited about the prospect of seeing a “snowman” type of snowfall as we move deeper…

Not too late to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Today, we celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. Even though today is the day of Valentine, it is not too late to pick out a special Valentine…

Halfway through winter

Reaching the halfway point of winter. On Candlemas, which occurred Tuesday, February 2, we reached winter’s halfway point. On this day in February, the Amish…

Nothing to celebrate about ground hogs

Groundhog Day. On Tuesday we will observe Groundhog Day. We like to observe it because we don’t think it deserves a celebration. Groundhogs are rodents…

Signs of spring show in the garden

The bulbs of springs are beginning to awaken. The spring bulbs of jonquils, hyacinths, daffodils, narcissus, and tulips are showing signs of life as the…

Plenty of gardening to do in January

Wednesday, Jan. 6, is the Day of Epiphany. The Twelfth Night, Old Christmas, Epiphany, or The Day of Epiphany. It is the day that we…

Jones: From grappling to mentoring

On “The Andy Griffith Show” there is a famous episode where Barney Fife learns that he no longer qualifies to be a deputy. By the…