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One of the most interesting creatures of the lakeshore is an insect that is more of an import than a native. I am talking about the honeybee. This “hired hand” originated in Europe and has been put to work pollinating the blossoms of the fruit grown all along the lakeshore. You may wonder why we […]

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Sunshine sparkles on the dew covered leaves of a melon plant stretching its vines across the damp soil. A fragile blossom slowly opens its large orange pedals to reveal the delicate stigma and the stamen carefully laden with pollen. Deep down within the corolla from where the stigma and stamen sprout forth oozed a fresh […]

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The Waxen City

“What is more gentle than a wind in summer? What is more soothing than the pretty hummer, That stays one moment in an open flower, And buzzes cheerily from bower to bower?” —John Keats   As the warm spring breezes waft the sweet scent of the blossoming apple orchard toward us, we hear the rustle […]

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