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Watching the sun going down over the ocean was pretty sweet, since I usually see it going in the opposite direction in New Hampshire.

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Inside Paxton Gate  is a world of nature made still. There are taxidermy creatures large and small, rare insects and a variety of amazing plants.

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Artist, Monique Motil, creates striking detail in costumes for deceased animals.

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A colorful place filled with deep creativity, diversity and humor. Valencia Street, what a treat.

This is dog city. One in every two people in San Francisco have a dog. Not really, it seemed that way though. While there, I felt like I should have had a four legged friend as well.

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More of San Francisco to come, showcasing “the dogs of San Francisco” and “Valencia Street, the Mission District.

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It was only after I situated the aqua garden just so with irises, water lilies and stones that a frog came by.      Introducing Maurice, 2016summergarden43the star of the garden this summer. He is a bronze frog, green face and bronze body, very contemplative and still around even though it’s getting colder at night.

There was a mini Maurice as well, in the smaller pond.

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who disappeared a few weeks ago after being visited by big Maurice. Hummm…Hope he’s hibernating.

The Pickerel Frog who has a nice flashy coat

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is in front of the house. She seems to love this blue pot filled with water and Elephant Ears. It’s situated right under the porch light where moths gather. I’m guessing this frog is a “she” because smaller versions of herself were nearby for a while, until they ventured off to who knows where.

Stayed tuned for Part 2, In a small corner of the world, there is a garden, Summer 2016.

That’s right, more frogs, flowers and bees.

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This Spring, I let the garden go to weeds, sorry, I mean pioneer plants and planted a few new flowers here and there. As usual, the milkweed brought lots of bumble bees, honey bees and butterflies. Stay tuned for ‘In a small corner of the world, there is a garden, Summer 2016.’

 

” All dreams spin out from the same web” ~ Native American Saying

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When you sit on this pier in Great Island Common, New Castle, the sky seems to wrap around you. This night, after a rain storm, a grand stage of clouds hovered over and just as the sun went down, it’s light set the sky on fire.

 

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