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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 6, 2017 7:00 PM CST
A really stunning photo! Lovey dubby
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Dec 6, 2017 7:28 PM CST
Sometimes I don't mind getting house bound in the winter, with views like this!
Or like these.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 6, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Oh my goodness, what an amazing view!
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BarbandDave
Dec 7, 2017 4:59 AM CST
I agree This a cool image, especially welcome to folk Down Under experiencing summer heat at present.
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Name: Alex
mid MI (Zone 5a)
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samhain10
Dec 7, 2017 6:52 AM CST
Nice view you've got there, Nora, and good photography! These are from last season, or have you already had some heavy snows this year? Hasn't hit us yet here.
Alex
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 7, 2017 8:44 AM CST
Here in central Florida we're still having highs in the low 80'sF, with lows in the 60'sF but a cold front is coming ... Sunday morning our low is predicted to be 38ºF. Brrr, it's going to be a bit chilly.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Dec 7, 2017 8:10 PM CST
HemNorth said:Sometimes I don't mind getting house bound in the winter, with views like this!
Or like these.

Thumb of 2017-12-07/HemNorth/948087

Thumb of 2017-12-07/HemNorth/58bf0e

These scenes are exceptional. Natural beauty is everywhere; how perfect for the Christmas season! Thumbs up

Lux Umbra Dei
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
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HemNorth
Dec 8, 2017 1:56 AM CST
samhain10 said:Nice view you've got there, Nora, and good photography! These are from last season, or have you already had some heavy snows this year? Hasn't hit us yet here.
Alex


Thanks, Alex, we have had a bit of snow - then it melted and was milder - now it's back to a crust of snow and freezing weather.
On Nov. 1, 2017, there was a clear sky and a beautiful sunset, so I snapped some shots.
Thumb of 2017-12-08/HemNorth/3039bf Looking east at 4:57 pm.
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The next morning at 8:32 am - just a skiff of snow: From back of house - to the east, and then to the west.
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A few days later, after a few more light snowfalls, WildTurkey tracks, like hieroglyphics, surrounded the house.
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Most of that snow melted. And a few days later, I came upon two of the culprits - out of a herd of 7 or 8 who frequent our backyards. Thumb of 2017-12-08/HemNorth/8e14b1
I hibernated for almost all of November with a bad cold - so no more photos.
But one more thing - a few nights ago, after midnight, I heard a sound at my living room window - Wasn't sure if it was the bear or the elk - so I stepped out cautiously, then emitted a loud shout and clapped my hands at a herd of 6 or 7 Elk - who immediately thundered away.
Yes, there's lots to entertain us, in this sedate Senior's Grandview Housing Complex.









Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Dec 16, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Nora you are a show off! I love you're views and I live in the Northern Catskill Mountains in a valley with creeks. We don't have elk though. Bears yes. Turkeys by the flock and I love it. I feel where I live is magical and spiritual. I think your place must be too. Hope you heal fast if you haven't already. Just catching up on my newsletters.

Oh wow someone put a lot of thought into positioning that housing complex! Good for you!
Its easy for me to believe in miracles when science can't explain why a blade of grass has its shape and that is just one plant and one attribute.
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Dec 16, 2017 2:32 PM CST
Lioba, you are right about the 'magical and spiritual' qualities of our place. It is on a bench above the Columbia River, and the views are wonderful.

I realize I've just spent 2 hours looking at photos of the development of Grandview Heights! It is indeed a special place. My husband and I joined the Kootenay Columbia Seniors Housing Cooperative in 2006, and bought our house in 2009. He passed away in 2011, and I continue to garden, and am loving being here.

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