Author Archives: Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.

Nostalgia

It’s that time of year when we think of loved ones and celebrations, and the memories and smiles just bubble up. Holiday decorating with our daughter and then our grandchildren sleeping over on Thanksgiving so we could decorate the next … Continue reading

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November

This past weekend, we changed our clocks back one hour. If you want to read a well written post about the topic, drop over to my friend Jon’s, Antilandscaper blog about Time Zone Funk. I love that post, but I’d … Continue reading

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Fall Color

New England winter is white or brown, spring is green, summer is a colorful array, and fall, well, fall is gold, orange, and red. It’s a beautiful thing. We received 3 1/2″ of rain last week in about a 36 … Continue reading

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Fall

The calendar tells us fall has arrived. I could have told everyone that by the 42°F reading when I make coffee in the morning or the chili that was in the crockpot yesterday. 🙂 We received 3″ of rain last … Continue reading

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Nature

I haven’t participated in a photo challenge in a long time, but how could I pass up Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge when the topic is ‘Nature.’ Thanks, Dan, for the reminder. A lot of people are perfectly happy being indoors … Continue reading

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Golden Years

2020 and 2021 paved a new way for those ‘Golden Years’ to be interpreted, and I think I can safely say they were challenging. 2022 was supposed to be much better, but since life is a journey we are still … Continue reading

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August

I’ve been busy gardening through the 100°F days right up to our current absolutely wonderful range of low 80’s with a nighttime drop to mid 50’s. It reminds us of what New England temperatures use to be and why people … Continue reading

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Garden adventure

On Saturday, a friend and I went on a garden tour in what I’d call a rural/bedroom community. Their population is around 10,000. We saw a variety of beautiful gardens, traveled dirt roads, hiked through the woods between a couple … Continue reading

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Solace in the garden

”When the world wearies and society does not satisfy…. there is always the garden.” by Minnie Aumonier* During these past couple of years, I’ve found a lot of solace in my garden. We have been seeing some wicked hot temps, high … Continue reading

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Daylily season

The daylilies are blooming, and I always enjoy them. The blooms last for one day, which in this hectic world we live in, reminds me to stop and enjoy them because their beauty is fleeting. These are the ones blooming … Continue reading

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