Author Archives: chbecksvoort

June 2018

Summer is here!  It was hot, hazy and humid today, and  will be for the next few days.  Everything is in full bloom, roses, peonies, and of course my favorite combo, lemon day lilies and Siberian irises.And the garden is … Continue reading

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May 2018

May in Maine is always welcomed, and something to look forward to. The last of the dirty snow piles are gone, and the first flowers appear.  White trillium put on a nice show this  year.  I have a section of … Continue reading

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April 2018

April is usually pretty drab; not spring yet, but not winter anymore, either. There are still piles of dirty snow here and there in shady corners.  But spring is definitely on the way.  Snowdrops, spring snowflakes,  and  crocuses are out … Continue reading

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March 2018

At my age, I should be slowing down, but it’s just not happening.  Instead of fewer things to do, there always seem to be more.  This month was no exception. First off, it was a real snowy March.  We had … Continue reading

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February 2018

Yet another month has slipped away, much too fast.  Probably because we’re 2 or 3  days short in February.  In any event, we’ve started the freeze-thaw cycle early.  Maple sap buckets are out, the sap run dependent on freezing nights … Continue reading

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January 2018

Like a fresh coating of snow, the new year always holds endless possibilities.  January was quite a mix of weather, from extreme cold, to snow, rain, ice, and more snow.The garden shed in the early morning, just before sunrise.  Along … Continue reading

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December 2017

Again, the last month of the years.  My sixth year of shop blogs, having missed only three months in all that time.  I try to keep up to date.  Like every year, it’s had its ups and downs.  We lost … Continue reading

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