A Mid-Winter’s Love Story

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Frosty only had eyes for Ava.

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But Ava played coy.  Frosty’s heart started to melt and finally gained Ava’s attention.

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Ava gave Frosty a hug and then to Frosty’s surprise, a great big smooch!

THE END


The End and the Beginning

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Sweet Gum Tree

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Yaupon Holly

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Chinese Tallow

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The end of one season is the beginning of the next.  The leaves are gone, but the trees will decorate themselves with their hope for next season.  The seeds attract birds and squirrels that eat their fill and assist to disperse the rest.  As many plants rest, beauty can still be found in their end efforts.


Feeling Different

This bloom popped up in a patch of Black- Eyed Susans. The Black- Eyed Susans are perfect for the Automatic Garden and  reseed on their own every year.  The “different” flower is a surprise gift as there are none like it anywhere in the garden.


Not -So- Pretty . . . Patience Is Needed the Automatic Garden

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Cone Flower

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Blue Bonnet

To reseed the automatic garden, patience is required.  Plants must go through a not- so -pretty phase until their seeds are ripened.  Nature usually does a good job at starting the seeds, but it is always a good idea to collect a few just in case.


The Glory of the Morning

The beginning of a  new day in the garden.

A new plant emerges, a new leaf unfurls, a new flower blooms.