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Recent Entries to this Blog Reflections on a Wedding
Posted: 02 Nov 2010
It's almost here!
Posted: 30 Sep 2010
I'm ready and waiting
Posted: 27 Sep 2010
The Wedding Planners
Posted: 14 Sep 2010
Spring fling in New Jersey
Posted: 31 Mar 2010

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Reflections on a Wedding

Category: Sharing Garden photos | Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:40 am

It's hard to believe that it has been a month since our daughter was married. We were blessed with a gorgeous day. The wedding & reception were all that we hoped it would be...a magical day! It was over much too quickly but we have wonderful memories and an excellent photographer who captured the emotion and excitement of the day.

We do not have all the photographer photos but she put together a preview slideshow. It takes about 15 minutes to view and it begins with the rehersal dinner. If you would like to view it here is the link. The wedding photos begin about 1/4 of the way through so you can click on the bar at the bottom to advance it.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.andreataylorstudio.com%2FSlideshows%2FKindraJamesWedding%2F&h=2504a

These are two of my favorite photos that the photographer took before the wedding.


Our daughter Kindra ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )




Our daughter, Kindra ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )




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It's almost here!

Category: Wedding Plans | Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:33 am

We are leaving this morning for our daughters wedding in Atlanta. The weather forecast is perfect,
75 and sunny. Will post photos when I get back.

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I'm ready and waiting

Category: Wedding Plans | Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:37 pm

Our daughter Kindra's wedding is 5 days away! I can't believe how fast this year has gone. The ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner & dancing for 140 guests are "planned" to be ouside at the Cator Woolford Gardens in Atlanta. I have 3 weather sites & the Farmer's Almanac that I have checked daily for the last month! Five days out the weather looks wonderful 75 & sunny. (Extra prayers will be appreciated.) FYI...we do have a back up plan for inclement weather.

Atlanta is a 3 hour drive for us and we will leave on Thursday for all the pre & post wedding activities.

There has been great anticipation and anxiety this past year. The last time I planned a wedding was 40 years ago when my husband Steve & I got married.
We look forward to sharing this memorable day with our family & friends. And YES I will be posting a follow with photos for my friends here on the Stew.

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The Wedding Planners

Category: Wedding Plans | Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:49 pm

We were in Atlanta for our last big planning session at the Cator Woolford Gardens.(website:
http://www.thefrazercenter.org/cator-woolford-gardens
The wedding is almost here Oct. 2nd.
We met with reps from the Garden, the Caterer, the Florist and our wonderful Wedding Planner. My daughter Kindra & her fiance have done a wonderful job choosing the vendors.


The wedding planners ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )






Kindra & James with Daria "the wedding planner" ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )






Cator Woolford Gardens, ceremony site ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )






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Spring fling in New Jersey

Category: Sharing Garden photos | Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:37 am

I'm off to visit my family on the Jersey shore. The weather is going to be sunny and near 70 most of the week. I will be checking in periodically as time permits. Have a great week, hope you all have good weather and can get out and garden.

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A song in my garden

Category: Visitors in the garden | Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:59 am

I made a smilebox of my winter birds. You can view them at a faster speed if you click the arrows, once it loads. Hope you enjoy them.

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d5455324d4445354e44453d0d0a&blogview=true

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Gardens Under Construction

Category: Sharing Garden photos | Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:14 am


Garden under construction ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

On Thursday we had 3 stumps removed from the gardens.
The trees were taken down before we moved in and I have been working around them for 5 years. Two of them had bird baths over them and the third had a large planter. The ground was wet when he removed them and we have had 3 days of rain.



backyard bed ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )




side yard garden ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )




front yard bed ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

He could only take part of the stump in the front because of utility line.

I am still trying to decide what to plant. Even though the stumps are gone, there are still a lot of large roots. Because it has been raining I have not had a chance to really see what I am dealing with and it will be another week at least before it drys out. I also have plants I had to dig up that need to be replanted. Its been really frustrating! Will post an update after I have a chance to work the soil and get that some of the ground up stump out of the garden.


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Who is that tapping on my door?

Category: Visitors in the garden | Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:21 am

I have a song sparrow that nests in the bushes near my front door. This is the 3rd year in a row that I have heard the tapping at my front door. I have a shiny brass kickplate at the bottom of my door and about 10 times a day he fights with his reflection. I have a piece of cardboard that I have to tape over the kickplate. I thought I could take it down after a couple of weeks, wrong...I have to leave it up for 6 weeks.


song sparrow ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )






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( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

This is a short video clip of him in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEfX2z1gMMo





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A beautiful Red-tailed hawk

Category: Visitors in the garden | Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:20 pm

A very big first today...a Red-tailed hawk! I have never seen a hawk up close before today. I saw him swoop past the feeders and perch in a tree in the backyard. He had come through yesterday about the same time but I did not see him land. I grabbed the camera and ran outside with only socks on my feet and no jacket (it was 35f). There was still frost on the ground but I stayed out there until he left. I was on a mission. I kept inching closer, holding my breath so I would not scare him off.



Red-tailed hawk ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )


He had his back to me and then he turned and stared right at me...now I know why the birds are so afraid of them. I just froze in place with my camera clicking. I was able to get a step or two closer before he took off. He looked even bigger when he spread his wings. I am just thankful he flew away rather than towards me! I am also glad my camera was in auto mode so I could get off some quick shots. I was suprised I could get as close as I did.




Red-tailed hawk ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )





Red-tailed hawk March 2010 ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

The Red-tailed hawk is 19-25 inches from head to tail with a wingspan of up to 54 inches.



Taking off ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

Later in the afternoon I saw him soaring overhead. Just gliding around a enjoying a sunny day.




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New visitors in the garden

Category: Visitors in the garden | Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:41 pm

The sunshine and warm temperatures have disappeared but not the birds. It provides a source of color and pleasure on these gloomy, gray days. This is my first winter of documenting the birds. I have always enjoyed watching them but didn't worry about identifying them.

This morning I was out on the deck trying to get a close up of a robin. There were a whole flock of them (about 30) on the edge of my yard, looking for worms in the rain. I did manage to get this one.


robin 2/23/10 ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

Out of the corner of my eye I caught this yellow bellied sap sucker.






yellow bellied sapsucker ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

I had noticed all these small holes in that tree in the spring and did not know what caused it. There are hundreds of small holes up and down the tree. Now I know who is to blame.






holes made by sapsucker ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

Here a few more firsts for me this year.






red winged black bird Feb 2010 ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )






Eastern Towhee...Feb 2010 ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )






yellow rumped warbler ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )






yellow rumped warbler 2/10 ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )





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