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Gladys Roldan-de-Moras copyright Cindy Dyer
Celebrate HOME Magazine is edited by Barbara Kelly, Editor-In-Chief, Design and photography is by Cindy Dyer, Graphic Designer. Recently, I had the pleasure of writing a small article on what home means to me, which was recently published in the winter 2013 issue. Enjoy the articles and photography featuring The Artist Gladys Roldan-de-Mores,.articles and photographs on home interior decorating, cooking, gardens, recipes,pets, collecting and more.
I have been asked to write a gardening article on a native Wild Butterfly Habitat in the next issue for spring. I am implementing the new habitat on family land in Fitchburg, MA.
Keep checking back for more to come. .
Can you see my gardening companion among the lettuce? It was a very hot day last summer and a little creature came to rest in the cool damp soil hidden by leaves. Do you know what it is?
While you pause and think about it, I will share this little ditty.
I am listening to http://www.hos.com which I love. Paste the link into your browser. I bet you will love Hearts of Space too. This music helps me to write. OK, now back to the little quiz.
Last summer I grew lettuce greens in a container. The container was set underneath a staghorn sumac tree for shade. I went outside and was about to pick some leaves to munch, when I noticed a small creature resting in the shade of the lettuce leaves.
It is an American toad
the only toad living in Wisconsin.
You bet I let my friend stay and enjoy a respite. I picked leaves later after the toad left. They might cause a skin irritant if you touch one. It is a chemical reaction to warn predictors away.
American toad copyright Mary Ellen Ryall