Monthly Archives: December 2015

Monthly Archives: December 2015

Second Snow

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How can you not like snow when it blankets the trees in white? So beautiful…so quiet…there’s peace. On earth.    

Brussels Sprouted…into a topiary!

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Thanks to Chicago Botanic Garden veggie garden manager Lisa Hilgenberg for sending us a photo of her Brussels Sprouts topiary, which she says was inspired by chefs at The White House. (Recently Lisa was a special guest for a tour of the First Lady’s organic garden and the White House kitchen(s)(s)(s). How cool is that?)… It’s a lovely thing, this topiary, and it makes me happy to look at a thing of beauty because I was just watching TV news. Another gun massacre. …

Genius at Work!

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I am so excited. Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and my invention is a success! The squirrels have been foiled and the birds have a feeder tray along with the usual hanging feeder(s), all “perched” on one post. Here it is for your amazement at Queen Bee’s most clever work to date:     My gardener, Algoberto, and I collaborated on the design. We got the parts and he welded them together. The pole is stuck in …