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About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  1. H.J. for avian101 May 7, 2022 at 10:04 PM

    I’ve been doing a lot of work in my patio and backyard myself. I understand, Julie. But I’ll miss your blogging. I’m sure that you’ll make your property look like Eden. Take care dear. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! You always make my day cheerier. Good luck on your backyard work!
      Best,
      Julie

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  2. Wow! I love the beautiful garden and the lovely bird too.
    Thank’s for share, Julie! Have a wonderful day!
    Elvira

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    1. Thanks, Elvira. Where would I be without my garden and my birds?

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      1. You are welcome, Julie. Exactly!
        It’s amazing and beautiful!
        Nice week!

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  3. Lovely little thing! 😉🐦

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  4. That is such a beautiful garden! And it’s a lot of work to keep it as it is.
    A female Northern Cardinal is wonderful. Right now I know how it looks 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Kaya. I hope to post at least a few “garden updates” in the next few weeks if possible.

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  5. Your garden looks gorgeous. I’m in the process of creating a garden by the front of our house, which has been quite the process so far, but looking forward to seeing everything bloom and grow.

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    1. Thank you. It is a wonderful process. By the end of the summer, it almost seems unbelievable that one can grow so much!

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  6. What a lovely garden. Enjoy your time planting.

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  7. Opps! That anonymous comment was from me. I must have hit enter too soon. Sorry. 😜

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    1. Ha! With me, it’s trying to write comments with the darn auto-correct that gets me every time!

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      1. Done that too. 😂

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  8. What a lovely garden and visitor. Enjoy your blogging break and wishing you happy and productive gardening!

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    1. Thank you! I’m just getting ready to plant this week, but I hope to blog at least weekly from now on.

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      1. I look forward to you posts.

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  9. Your garden looks so inviting, Julie. If I were a cardinal, I would come stay with you, too! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Tanja. The cardinal has a nest in the rhododendron near our front door, so we get chided quite a bit!

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      1. Maybe you need to enter the house through another door?! 😊

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      2. I would, except that would be the deck door, where a robin has a nest underneath. So glad the wrens just build in the the birdhouses! 😉

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      3. Maybe you need to enter the house through one of the windows so you won’t disturb any of your avian tenants. 🙂

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