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A few more Flagstaff photos

I can now cross ‘visit the Grand Canyon’ off my bucket list. It was really not my bag — too touristy. We did a bit of the Bright Angel trail, and passed quite a few folks who should not have

Posted in health, outdoors, travel

Funky Flora in Flagstaff


I haven’t spent much time in the Southwest, so hiking in northern Arizona brought me many delightful surprises. Here we have prickly pear and agave with its tall yellow plume at the Grand Canyon. From Kendrick peak: milkweed, Apache plume,

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Can’t wait to start planting! #organicgardening #leafmulch #compost

Can't wait to start planting! #organicgardening #leafmulch #compost

Can’t wait to start planting! #organicgardening #leafmulch #compost

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Hiking in Acadia National Park

I find it really difficult to adequately describe the majestic beauty that abounds in downeast Maine. Pictures and video clips can only do so much. Acadia is a gem of a national park, one of the most striking in our country, close-ish

Posted in camping, fitness, health, outdoors, travel

Beans, I got some bean plants right here!

It’s no secret that our transition from winter to spring has been a rough one in Pennsylvania. Philly has fared better than many areas, with more warmer days, more sunshine, and less flooding than neighboring counties have seen. And my

Posted in animals, food, gardening, outdoors

the landscaping project moves forward! finally.

Last year, my mother asked me to help her made a partial shade garden between their patio and the shed in the back yard. For years, this area was heavily shaded by multiple trees, including two large ones: a sugar

Posted in gardening, outdoors

It’s snowing again, time to plan my gardens

With all the moving and traveling I did last summer, I didn’t get many opportunities to garden, and I really missed it. This year will be different!  I’m planning to grow lots of veggies at my parents’ house in rural

Posted in food, gardening, outdoors

Exploring west Fairmount

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