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About earthgrl

Herbalist, Naturalist, and Reiki Master posts her observations, musings, and hard-earned wisdom about the natural world and how it speaks to our spirit and heals us, inside and out.

2017 Greetings

Happy New Year! Though today is gray and rainy, our new year started out as bright, sunny, and 49 degrees…not too shabby for January in Delaware! After a year off dealing with some health issues, I’m back in the swing … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: 2015 Summary

Confessions from the yard: I found it difficult to work outside and then manage the time to come inside and blog about it. So, here’s my summary of the second half of the year, filled with pictures of the growing season. … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: June/July – Blooms, Bounty, and Boundaries

This Year in the Yard project has been a labor of love, filled with interesting surprises and full of challenges on many levels. I’m a bit behind on things, so let’s get caught up! OUT AND ABOUT Mid-May to mid-June was gently … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Mid May-hem

Greetings all! When May arrives, I have to admit that I find it particularly challenging to keep up with all sorts of things. There’s so much spring growth and activities that I feel I can barely manage…honoring Mothers, tending gardens and yards, … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Mid-April

Bright greetings! It’s been a beautiful week with welcome sunshine and a few April showers! Life is returning to the land….forsythia and magnolias are bursting with color and American toads are trilling and mating in the marsh. The sounds of spring are in the air…the … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Springing into April

Ahhh…finally, spring weather and color! We’re still dealing with some chilly temps and windy days, but all the signs are there to let us know the growing season is upon us. Lawns are greening, redbuds are donning their magenta blossoms, forsythias are … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: March Transitions

Mid-March Greetings! It’s been a couple wild weeks around here. I’ve been anxiously anticipating the arrival of spring, feeling like an arrow nocked in the bow and ready to be released, but held in that tense position as yet another winter storm blew our … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard – March Madness

March madness is upon us, and I’m not talking about any kind of sports-ball. Geese are sailing through the skies in large numbers, announcing their return loudly and proudly, pausing to forage in open fields. Robins are flocking to the last of … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Early February

February Greetings! Despite the groundhog’s prediction of 6 more weeks of winter, we are surely moving on toward spring. There have been a few moments of freshness in the air to remind us that warmer, brighter days will be here before we know it. … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Late January

Greetings one and all! I don’t know how everyone else is doing, but I’ve been feeling a bit sun-starved over the past 2 weeks. There’s been rain, snow, and a lot of clouds lately. I’ve found myself pining for warmer, brighter days and making blends … Continue reading

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