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by fernwood
My yard is full of blooms/buds.

Two varieties if apples. The darker ones never have fruit on this tree, but do on another.


Lilacs still have not bloomed, but getting closer.

And a photo of an asparagus plant that was 2-3" tall on Saturday. By Monday it was about 16".

by rickb
The Blue Stones - Shakin' Off The Rust [Official Video]

by RocksInNJ
Holy cow those are amazing. Such extreme patterns and colors. Great job my friend.
by RocksInNJ
Great group of rocks there. Love the post about rocks with attitude. Made me laugh.

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