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Garden 'siteseeing' in Canada, the U.S., and Sweden

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Each week Diggin' It takes a virtual magic carpet ride to visit gardeners and their gardens in the far-flung corners of the Internet. Today's jaunts land us in Ontario, Ohio, Texas, and Sweden.

At GardenJoy4Me, there's garden joy for all of us --  watching a lovely morning sunrise, admiring cute kittens, and enjoying some of last summer's most colorful plants (to remind us that, yes, warm weather will eventually return.

After all, if you live in Kingston, Ontario, you may occasionally need to be reminded of that. Somehow, those of us who garden in cold climes do need periodic reassurance. (The wind chill's hovering around zero F. -- minus 18 C -- this morning in Boston.)

"So here I am in my blue polar bear flannel pajamas," she writes, "dreaming of what it was like to walk around my garden," Boy, do I know that feeling!

In winter, it's sometimes easier to admire the sunrise than the sunset, which always comes way too soon in climates like mine. At Wishnik Woods, south of Canton, Ohio, one nature lover finds it a pleasure to arise before dawn and photograph the landscape as day gradually dawns.

"In the sweet morning light as the moon sets and the sun has just barely begun to peek over the horizon, I breathe in deep the freshness of the air. I let my senses absorb all the sights and sounds of nature bathed in various shades of twilight blues," she writes.


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