Tag Archives: Color

My house is me…

When you raise kids, you end up reading a bunch of kids’ books. While a few are inane, forgettable drivel, most serve you well, and do the trick for the time being. Still another few rise above the many, and teach … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – what’s that on your wall?

On my other blog – Flutter & Hum, I have hosted this meme for a few months now – the Wednesday Vignette. But, for some reason, I didn’t think to participate by posting an offering from this blog. Oh well, … Continue reading

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The female superpower – Tetrachromacy!

Remember that biology class you took way back when – the one on the anatomy of the eye? Where you learned about rods and cones? Okay, it’s probably all coming back to you now… Anyhow, most humans are trichromatic. This means their … Continue reading


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When white isn’t really white

I got a call from one of my subs… “It looks green”, he said, with not a small measure of panic in his voice. Calls like that are always unnerving, but over the years, I have learned to trust my … Continue reading

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Belated Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-up – March 2014

…. or as it could also be called; “The dance of the yet unplanted”. Temperature-wise, this winter was a rough one, and it was also a very busy one. So busy, in fact, that most everything procured last fall are … Continue reading

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Fall foliage, berries, and a few blooms too…

How I could completely miss both October Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-up is beyond my comprehension. When I finally realized it, and wandered out back to survey the garden, I realized I had indeed missed a bunch of things out … Continue reading

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Eggsactly what color is ‘eggplant’?

When you tell people you just recommended to someone they paint their house purple, you get some funny looks, communicating bemused disbelief. So, for the purpose of calming the waters, I have taken to circumventing my aversion of assigning names … Continue reading

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Veni vedi WeHoP – part 3 – fabulous plants, color, and texture

While the previous two posts about our awesome adventure focused more on overall shots and a chronological narrative of our trip, I figured I’d cram a few more photos into a final post on the matter. It was such a … Continue reading

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Fragrant Distractions – Part Two

Originally posted on The Fragrant Man:
Guest Post by Anna Part One is here. This is Part Two. The lilies have faded, and I have had time to ponder how to write anything about fragrance. I have the same intimidations…

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‘B’ is for Bold and Beautiful

On the 16th of every month, Pam Penick hosts Foliage Follow-up – a celebration of the more permanent stars of the garden. So, head over there for additional wonder and happiness! Yesterday’s Bloom Day post focused on blue flowers, but … Continue reading

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