Welcome to the Light!

The Winter Solstice occurs at 12:30am on December 22nd and with it, a return to the longer days I love.  Time to celebrate!  May your holidays be grand!

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on December 21, 2011

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A Man Named Pearl

The wonderful documentary, A Man Named Pearl, shows on Oprah’s network, OWN, this Sunday, December 18th, during the ‘Super Soul Sunday’ block from 8-11am.  Check for TV schedules here.  See here for more information about the documentary.  Thanks to Amy Stewart at Garden Rant for the heads-up.

Steve and I had the pleasure of visiting Mr. Pearl’s garden in Bishopville, SC (near Florence, SC), in the Winter of 2010.  Mr. Pearl was there and we got a chance to visit with him.  What a nice guy.  His garden is exquisite.  We hope to go back for another visit this Winter.  Here are some photos from our visit in late February of 2010:

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on December 15, 2011

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Acorn to Oak Tree

Wonderful time-lapse video…

Acorn to Oak filmed over 8 month period

Hat tip to Catherine.

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on December 15, 2011

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A Way to Celebrate the Season of Peace

Here is a wonderful video of the murmuration, or gathering, of starlings, captured in Ireland.  When you need a minute in this Season of Crazy to just stop, stop…sit and watch this video.  It is beautifully calming.

Murmuration

Shared via the wonderful blog A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach http://awaytogarden.com/

Posted under Animals in the Garden, Holidays

This post was written by Jeff Minnich on December 15, 2011

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