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  • Thursday, May 11, 2017

    “Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this.” ~ Stevie Smith The sun is shining and it’s calm–a beautiful spring morning. It’s hard to believe we’re under a weather […]

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  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    “To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” ~ Mary Oliver The chives are budding in the potager garden in my back yard. Of course, I had to get down on the ground, on the wet grass, to capture a few images. What’s a little dampness when one is taking time to observe and […]

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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 […]