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A Look at the Garden in November

 I thought I would be creating more blog posts during the pandemic shut down and my transition to working from home, but alas, it was not to be. I have spent many weekend and evening hours in my gardens. They have provided me with great joy and contentment in a world that feels very uncertain at times.      Pictured above, my late sowing of branching sunflowers produced some fine blooms that carried into October. I started the seeds in early July, planted out by August and was rewarded with cheerful blooms whose bright colors contrasted so beautifully with the autumn sky. I'll be leaving them for the birds.    Speaking of birds, the image below is of  'Lesser Goldfinches' who come to dine on the aging sunflowers and love the thistle seed feeder in my backyard. Last year, they hung around most of the winter, so I'll be keeping the thistle feeder full for them.  As I walked the backyard, cut flower boxes, I was rewarded with a sighting of a rather large, 'Hunts' b

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