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  • Sunday, October 23, 2016

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    “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards Yesterday I was working in my office and […]

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  • Monday, October 10, 2016

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    “Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth. Its Thanksgiving here in Canada. This morning my heart is filled with gratitude for many things including this beautiful land we call home. Yes, there are burdens, circumstances I wish were otherwise, but there are also blessings that far outweigh them. Our Thanksgiving plans changed at the last […]

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  • Friday, September 9, 2016

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    “A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” ~ Arnold H. Glasgow   “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ~ Khalil Gibran Our […]

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  • Green Beans

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    For a most of my life I didn’t like green beans. Or so I thought. My frame of reference for what green beans tasted like came from the mushy tasteless things that came from a can; no wonder I didn’t like them. Then I became a gardener and planted some beans because it just seemed that […]

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  • Return to the Garden

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    What I’ve always found interesting in gardens is looking at what people choose to plant there. What they put in. What they leave out. One small choice and then another, and soon there is a mood, an atmosphere, a series of limitations, a world. ~ Helen Humphries, The Lost Garden It’s been wet. Good for the […]

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  • The June 1 Garden

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    I spent a blissful couple of hours at the community garden this morning. I keep thinking I should take my DSLR down to capture some images–and I will one of these days–but this morning was work time. I took out a row of spinach that was beginning to bolt and we’ll enjoy spinach salad for a […]

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  • Salad Days

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    When we ventured down to the community garden plot for the first time this year I was delighted to see that the kale and Swiss chard had overwintered. They’ve grown considerably due to the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been enjoying and yesterday I harvested the first of the kale. We haven’t enjoyed any fresh greens […]