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  • Saturday, April 22, 2017

    “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~ Mark Twain Yesterday, ah,  yesterday. Easily the most beautiful day we’ve had this year. […]

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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    “Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” ~ Henry David Thoreau The wind has quieted and sun warms my shoulders as I work in solitude and silence, the only one in the community garden. I rake the soil, put stepping “stones” in place, and ponder the best […]

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  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare April, you’re a chilly and wet one this year. I’m behind on where I’d like to be in the garden because winter held on so long and, more recently, because I dislike working outside in cool weather. Peas and spinach are slowly–oh, so […]

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  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    “She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ~ A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young It’s funny how one’s perspective on the weather changes depending on what’s happening in the garden. (Oh, how wonderful to be in the garden again!) I’m looking at the weather […]

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  • Saturday, March 25, 2017

    “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” ~ Albert Einstein My life is far from monotonous but, by choice, has a good measure of quiet solitude in which I can focus on creative pursuits and other home-centric activities. As I look out the window this morning I see blue sky […]

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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    “Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.” ~Thomas Merton I pour a measure of warm water into the half-full bag of seed starting mix, reach in and begin mixing it with a gloved hand. As I massage the soil I become intoxicated with […]