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Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Winter's Tale

Sometimes snow happens. 

View out toward the ravine

And when it lingers, sometimes deer get very hungry....

Eating the Ilex berries by the fireplace

So hungry that they get too comfortable with humans, and they force me to put on my boots and run outside, waiving my arms and scaring them, but I know they'll return to eat more of the Ilex berries and lie beside the fireplace wall.

So, I turn my thoughts to inside views.  A blooming Christmas cactus, and 


the paradise plant...
and the succulents....

that once lived in the Sunroom and now call my kitchen windows their home.

Until next time....
                    ~~Karen~~

10 comments:

  1. Karen, my poor little Christmas cactus just stopped blooming even though it was covered with buds. I must be doing something wrong!!

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    1. I know next to nothing about them, Latane. Heck! No one was more surprised than I when this one bloomed. I bought it at an estate sale and all I did was repot it in new potting soil, put a fertilizer stick in the pot and returned the oyster shells back into the soil. I didn't do any of the things the books say to do to force the blooms....it had been overwatered and was pretty droopy when I got it, so I was really surprised it survived, let alone bloom. Good luck with it.

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  2. i chase stray dogs, hogs, horses, mules and sometimes cattle. you have deer. :)

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    1. LOL...I can imagine your running down a mule.... I also have coyote, fox, turkeys and skunks. All of which I allow to do as they please ... especially the skunks :) Happy New Year, Theresa.

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  3. Great photos, and I can't imagine having a deer that close to my house. Wow. It would be hard for me to scare them away, but that is the right thing to do.

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    1. When Charlie, our dog, was alive, he loved chasing them away; but once he passed on, the job fell to me.

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  4. The snow is beautiful and so are your indoor plants. You must have a green thumb. I can grow beautiful plants outdoors in my garden, but keeping anything alive indoors is a real challenge for me!

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    1. Well, I'm not usually that lucky with indoor plants, but this one worked out for some strange reason.

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  5. Snow sure isn't happening around here, lol - I heard on the radio that we had the least snowiest December for 125 years! But now the cold is back, yuck.

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  6. What a lovely wintery snow. I would love to see deer coming up to my door like that.
    My mom's Christmas cactus didn't bloom this year. I think it's been a bit to warm for it to bloom.

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