A Morning Walk in the Orchard

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One of the things I looked forward to most before moving here was the ability to take a nature walk whenever I liked. Yesterday morning I did just that (and really, should do it every morning) and brought my camera along. With the black raspberries, red raspberries, black currants, red currants, gooseberries and tail end […]

Orchard Update after Sunday Morning’s Frost

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The vast majority of trees seem to have made it through the sub-30 temperatures of early Sunday morning. Weather Underground reported a low of 29.4 degrees and the National Weather Service indicated that it had been 29 degrees for about thirty minutes. The cold did visible damage to some apple blossoms. Other blossoms appeared unscathed. […]

More Botanical Photos

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I have another set of botanically-oriented photos that I took from last weekend. I’ve been oohing and aahing over these pictures while viewing them on my computer, so it’s only right that I should share. Remember the photo I took a few weeks back of that stunning bud on an as-yet unidentified tree? That tree’s […]

Spring! Spring! Spring!

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I’m excited about spring and there were all kinds of signs of it at the orchard this weekend including honeybees, flies, and emerging bulb plants. We spent a three-day weekend at the orchard because Mike had Friday off as a holiday. Friday was dismal; Saturday was nice, if not a bit nippy; and Sunday was […]