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In this blog I will share stories, musings, ideas and recipes from my writing, nature, garden, food, and travel escapades. Welcome and enjoy!

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A Four-day Summer Dinner Menu For Visitors

I don’t know about you but when I have friends or family visiting, the first thing I think about after the excitement of seeing my visitors is what I’m going to feed them. I tell my family, “food is love.” Now, certain television celebrities or maybe psychologists would be all over that with some deep psychoanalysis.

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Photo by Robert McMorran/USFWS. Male Anna’s Hummingbird

I had one of many encounters with a hummingbird yesterday in my garden by the crocosmia (montbretia: family Iridaceae).

It was dusk and I was walking towards the garden gate on the north side of the house to lock it and here comes Mr.