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An Autumn Stroll ~ Part 3

A picture perfect scene on a bright, sunny day . . . A close-up of the Illinois Historical Marker in front of the D.D. Collins House. We continue our stroll past the drying bin, just like they did on a mid-1800s autumn day. Even the waning summer landscape is beautiful. Gourds hang from the ceiling of the well; and mini-pumpkins complete the display below. Hanging gourds and mini-pumpkins nestled in lattice shadows. Broom corn and Indian corn decorate the outhouse shed. Close-up of broomcorn decorations on the outhouse. Reminisce our own days gone by, not so very long ago, and visit our page of crafts made from the bounty of our garden. Click the button below . . . Once again we whole-hearte

An Autumn Stroll ~ Part 2

October has arrived. Let's reflect on the summer garden of 2020 . . . Zinnias of deep pink and orange add color around the drying bin. Zinnias are a garden favorite because they are so bright, charming, and inviting. Do you recall how they got their name? Hint: A thieves' Code of Honor saves the life of a botanist named Zinn; Because of his crazy love for a weed, We now have many a zinnia seed. Click the button below and the Zinnia label to read all about the history of this beauty . . . A daisy lingers along the path . . . The end of the summer flowers. As autumn will turn to winter in a few short weeks, we appreciate the value of the daisy-like herb, feverfew. It was used for medicinal pu

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