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The Warbler

February 19, 2016

There are a number of perching birds called warblers. They are not necessarily closely related to one another, but share some characteristics, such as being fairly small, vocal, and insectivorous

They are mostly brownish or dull greenish in color. They tend to be more easily heard than seen. Identification can be difficult and may be made on the basis of song alone.

Green Warbler – Image and Data Source: : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warbler

 

Yellow Rumped Warbler – Image Source: http://birdnote.org/show/yellow-rumped-warbler-winter-warbler

Cerulean Warbler – Image Source: www.birdwatchersdigest.com

Blackburnian Warbler – Source: http://www.larkwire.com/library/bird-sounds/1629/Blackburnian-Warbler-songs-and-calls

 

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Eurasian Blue Tit Bird

February 16, 2016

The Eurasian blue tit bird is a resident (non-migratory) bird found through Europe and western Asia.  They usually nest in tree holes, although they adapt well to nest boxes where necessary. Easily identifiable by their yellow and blue plumage, these are common and popular European garden birds due to their perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. They will swing beneath the holder, calling “tee, tee, tee” or a scolding “churr”.

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Image Source:  http://www.markhancoxbirdphotography.co.uk/pages/galleries/tits-and-garden-birds.php?gall_id=62&fsindex=52

The Eurasian blue tit prefers insects and spiders for its diet. Outside the breeding season, they also eat seeds and other vegetable-based foods. The birds are famed for their skill, as they can cling to the outermost branches and hang upside down when looking for food.

Image Source: Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_blue_tit#/media/File:Eurasian_blue_tit_Lancashire.jpg

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Creme De La Creme Phlox

February 8, 2016

Creme De La Creme Phlox has it all – lovely cream and pink 5-6″ flower heads, an intoxicating fragrance, and a long blooming season that starts in early summer.  This elegant, hardy hybrid will provide you with beautiful bouquets all summer.

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Everlasting Revolution Hydrangea is one hydrangea you have to see to believe!  As the flowers age, they change from one amazing color to the next – pink to maroon to true blue.  And, since the plant blooms on both old and new wood, it is the most consistent (and gorgeous) re-blooming hydrangea ever.  With a variety of colors on each plant, and long-lasting strong flowers that give months of enjoyment, Everlasting Revolution Hydrangea is sure to revolutionize your garden!

 

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Be sure to give Everlasting Revolution Hydrangea consistently moist soil and a bit of shade and this 3′ X 3′ plant will be a joy in your garden for years to come.

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Encouraging Women to Propose on Leap Day: How did it start?

The legend goes that St. Bridget of Ireland was frustrated that all the non-nun ladies in 5th century Ireland had to sit around waiting for proposals that might never come. She complained about it to St. Patrick who, probably impressed by Bridget’s ability to turn her used bathwater into beer, finally proclaimed that women could have the chance to propose themselves once every four years on the leap day. This became known as “The Ladies’ Privilege.”

Data Source: http://mentalfloss.com/article/30102/ladies-privilege-encouraging-women-propose-leap-day

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Who’s done it?

A handful of famous women have proposed to their husbands, although sadly none that we can find on a leap day.

In 1839 Queen Victoria proposed to Albert, a situation necessitated by the fact that she held a much higher rank than him. Victoria recorded in her diary,

“At about half past 12 I sent for Albert; he came to the [room] where I was alone, and after a few minutes I said to him, that I thought he must be aware of why I wished [him] to come here, and that it would make me too happy if he would consent to what I wished (to marry me); we embraced each other over and over again, and he was so kind, so affectionate…I told him I was quite unworthy of him and kissed his dear hand.”

Zsa Zsa Gabor has claimed that she proposed to all of her nine husbands. The first proposal was when she was only 15 years old, to her 35-year-old boyfriend, a Turkish official named Burhan Asaf Belge. It was Gabor’s parents who provided the ring, sporting a ten carat diamond, for their daughter.

More recently, celebrities such as Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, Heather Mills, and the singer Pink have admitted to proposing to their husbands (or ex-husbands).

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Crescendo Hybrid Tea Rose

February 3, 2016

Crescendo begins with creamy white pointed buds that result in enormous 5″ blooms tinged in pink.  With a strong honeysuckle/rose fragrance and superb disease resistance, this beauty is definitely the star of the show.   The plant reaches 5-6 feet, so make sure you have room or are ready to prune.

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Constance Spry Climbing Rose

January 19, 2016

Named for the great amateur rosarian who was worked to save many varieties of old garden roses from the devastation of WWII, ‘Constance Spry’ was the first of the “English” roses to be bred by David Austin, introduced in 1965.

Constance Spry is considered one of the most superb of all climbing roses. A lovely true pink rose with magnificent, clear pink blooms of true Old Rose form. The flowers are exceptionally large, with a luminous delicacy that is hard to compare with any other rose. The blossoms have a strong myrrh fragrance and was the first English Rose to be introduced with this scent. As a climber it reaches up to 12 feet tall.

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Vacation Tree Houses

November 18, 2015

Monbazillac, France

The French tree house “Monbazillac,” a shingled interpretation of the original Chateau de Monbazillac in southwestern France, sleeps two and has WiFi.

Image & Data Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanity-fair/treehouses-you-can-live-i_b_3497155.html

Costa Rica
A mixture of traditional and modern architectural elements, this two-story house in Costa Rica ($95 per night) includes both Great Camp–style twig-work railings and a contemporary window design. Charmingly or terrifyingly, depending on your view, its AirBnB listing cautions that “as with all tree houses, there is some movement when the wind blows, and this could be uncomfortable for people prone to motion sickness.”

Cave Junction, Oregon
The long deck to this Cave Junction, Oregon, tree house—which calls itself the “Calypso” and rents year round—features pine-tree cutouts in its railing.

 

Image Source: http://thebuzz.dianejameshome.com/wanted-a-tree-house/

 

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Spectacular Waterfalls

November 16, 2015

Dragon Falls are part of the Angel Falls located in Venezuela. This Venezuela  watterfals are biggest in the world with height of little above 3,200 ft. Waterfalls drops from the edge of Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park.

Source: http://www.bashtravel.net/dragon-falls-venezuela/

 

 

Seljalandsfoss is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is situated between Selfoss and Skógafoss, where Route 1 (the Ring Road) meets the track going to Þórsmörk.  This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall.

Data Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seljalandsfoss

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Plitvice National Park in Croatia is considered to be one of the most beautiful naturalsights in Europe. Due to its natural beauty and significance, this system of 16 interlinked lakes and a large forest complex around it were set aside as a national park in 1949. In 1979 the park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Image/Data Source: http://www.boomsbeat.com/articles/139/20140122/52-amazing-photos-plitvice-lakes-national-park.htm

 

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Roses | ‘Heart of Gold‘ is a vibrant, long-stemmed, Grandiflora-style rose. Grandiflora roses are achieved by crossing Hybrid Tea (the most commonly grown modern shrub roses) with Floribunda roses, which are generally small growing with clusters of flowers.