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DIY Tomato Cage Bird Bath

Last year I saw a post somewhere, possibly Pinterest, where a person used an old tomato cage to make a bird bath. I thought it would be an interesting project that would quick, yet provide another dimension to some of the other bird baths I have made. All you really need is a tomato cage […]

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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Gallery

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth approaching Hardy Plumbago. Hummingbird Clearwing Moth at Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula). Hummingbird Clearwing Moth approaching Bee Balm. Hummingbird Clearwing Moth at Hardy Plumbago. Hummingbird Clearwing Moth hovering over Bee Balm. Hummingbird Clearwing Moth enjoying nectar from Hardy Plumbago. Hummingbird Clearwing Moth approaching Hardy Plumbago. Hummingbird Clearwing Moth approaching Butterfly Bush. Hummingbird Clearwing […]

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Hummingbird Gallery

The following are some of the better photographs that I have taken of Hummingbirds around my property. New photos will be added when selected for inclusion. This is a very unique photo in that the Hummingbird is sitting on a Bee Balm branch while eating. Hummingbird approaching Cardinal Flower. Hummingbird at Cardinal Flower. Hummingbird at […]

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Bee & Wasp Gallery

I often take photographs of various bees and wasps around my gardens. This is a gallery of some of those shots, and I will add photos as they are selected for inclusion. A honeybee on a Jerusalem Artichoke Flower. A honeybee on a Jerusalem Artichoke Flower. A bee on goldenrod. A bee on goldenrod. A […]

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Butterfly Gallery

We have a bunch of butterflies this year so I have been busy photographing them. Thought I might share some of the photos. If I get new shots, I will add them to the gallery. A Monarch on Hydrangea. A Monarch on burgundy Coreopsis. A Monarch on Butterfly Milkweed. A Monarch on Butterfly Milkweed. A […]

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Making Pine Needle Tea

Vitamin C is an important element to include in a regular diet. This powerful vitamin provides very important health benefits which the body needs to properly function. Because Vitamin C contains antioxidants it aids in fighting off all kinds of diseases, improves the immune system, and wards off inflammation, infections, and viruses. You have all […]

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Noggin (Kuksa) Multi-Use Lanyard

Most belt toggles I’ve seen for a noggin are single strand and are short. The single strand is tucked up under the belt and the toggle on the end keeps the strand from pulling out under the belt. I wanted a multi-use lanyard that would have various uses. First, I wanted a Crown Sinnet knot […]

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Making A Can Whistle

This is a whistle that can be made from any old can found in the field.  This technique was originally in Boys Life, a Boy Scout magazine, back in the 1950′s.  My father, who was an Eagle Scout as well as my Scoutmaster, used to have our troop make these.  Of course, back then cans […]

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Looking West

A view looking west at the edge of my property.

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Echinacea, Bee Balm & Yarrow

This shows one of my butterfly gardens. The hummingbirds also love the Bee Balm.

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