Category / Findings

September 26, 2012
Here at Tilly’s Nest this week we have been graced by the annual visit of Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico for the winter. Every year around this time, they flit from blossom to blossom.  Sometimes, I mistake them for the falling leaves at first, and then I notice that they are infatuated with …

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August 23, 2012
Click here to read my first post about plants that thrive on the coast. I am so very proud to share news with all of your that I am now one of HGTV’s guest bloggers.  I was invited to blog about the unique challenges and joys of coastal gardening.  I am their Coastal Gardener!  I …

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July 18, 2012
Yesterday, I peered out into the gardens through the kitchen window.  I watched as an assortment of butterflies flit from flower to flower and bush to bush dancing on the light breeze.  I saw a female hummingbird sip nectar from the flowers on the deck.  A daily visitor, she has also been enjoying the red …

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January 8, 2012
The entrance pathway takes you here to the fork.  If you continue up over the hill, you arrive here at the ocean. If you continue on to the right, you will follow a brackish river.  The beach is aptly named Long Beach for a reason, either way, you will traverse both sides.  Today we chose …

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October 16, 2011
We went peeping of a different sort this weekend.  We left the chickens with our faithful babysitter and were off to the Berkshires of Massachusetts.  Wonderful fall foliage was a plenty.  Apple picking, a trip to Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge and Mount Greylock were on the agenda.   Fall in New England is nothing short of …

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October 2, 2011
Today was a gorgeous Fall day here on Cape Cod.  We took the family this afternoon out for pumpkin picking, apple cider, a hay ride and freshly popped popcorn at Cobwebb Farm.  We picked out some lovely items for our home and two sugar pumpkins for the chickens; one for now and one for later. …

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July 20, 2011
My grandfather and his younger brother purchased adjacent parcels of land within walking distance to Lake Winnipeusaukee when he was just 18 years old in the 1930s.  There over the course of time and many numerous weekends, two jacks of all trades, created what would be “camps” in their families for generations to come.  My …

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July 4, 2011
Scenes from the parade on Main St, Cotuit Children decorated their bikes and wagons. Betsy Ross Antique cars paraded patriotically one by one. Children threw candy from classic cars. A local artist captures the scene. Hydrangeas and roses quietly watched as people passed by all on the 4th of July. Sunshine was not happy that we …

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