Category: The Great Outdoors

Hedgehog Hill garden 2018 April 1st

Recently I’ve been watching “The Good Life” not the recent American series, rather the BBC sitcom from the mid 70’s. It was based on a husband and wife  who decide to try for a life of self sufficiency in suburban Britain. Of course they… Continue Reading “Hedgehog Hill garden 2018 April 1st”

Hello again

Well it has been much longer than I had anticipated to get back to the keyboard and write a blog. Winter around here does tend to get a bit dismal. After all of the colour and excitement of Christmas and blogmas I went into… Continue Reading “Hello again”

Blogmas day 22 the solstice

  Hello my little pine trees Now if I had been thinking ahead about this I would have posted this topic yesterday. But it really didn’t occur to me until I saw a bunch of posts on Facebook that it would make a good… Continue Reading “Blogmas day 22 the solstice”

Blogmas day 8 waiting….

Hello my little snowflakes! Well the day job has been keeping me too busy to do any Christmas projects for a day or two. so I was scrolling through my pictures to find something to chat about. As I was out and about today… Continue Reading “Blogmas day 8 waiting….”

Blogmas day 7 – Hygge Hy-what?

As this blog goes live we are just two weeks away from the shortest day of the year. As I drove home this evening at 6:30 PM it was raining, just on the edge of snow. The road was wet and black and hard… Continue Reading “Blogmas day 7 – Hygge Hy-what?”

Blogmas day 4 outside trees

Hello my little Pinecones! There are only two reasons when I don’t like the snow. One is when I have to clean it off my car the other is when I am driving my car and can’t see the road. Other than that I… Continue Reading “Blogmas day 4 outside trees”

Seeds

We humans seem to have a need to categorize other humans. We define each other by our colour, religion, gender, sexuality, and more options than may be necessary. It’s sad really because all humans are essentially identical as a species and at the same time made up of so many factors… Continue Reading “Seeds”

Hedgehog Hill Coffee Cake

  As you can see we are under a blanket of snow at Hedgehog Hill. We had a green Christmas and New Years then a week of streamers off the lake that swirled around the house and yard. This means long dark nights and… Continue Reading “Hedgehog Hill Coffee Cake”

More snow, and more snow.

“Meanwhile,’ said Mr Tumnus, ‘it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow.  Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns… Continue Reading “More snow, and more snow.”

Spring blooms

You may remember that last spring was a bit of disaster for blooms. My heart broke when my much-anticipated magnolia was frosted. Thankfully this year we did not get summer in March and had a traditionally cruel April with lots of hints at spring… Continue Reading “Spring blooms”