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  • Sunday, June 18, 2017

    “I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 Few words today, just a few simple sprigs of lavender. Today is […]

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  • Friday, June 9, 2017

    “Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.” ~ Alice Walker Yesterday I finally did some clean up in my woman cave. Projects everywhere and it gets to the point where my mind is overwhelmed; that’s when I know I need to pause and tidy things […]

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  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    “How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.” ~ Vincent van Gogh When I was young I wanted a yellow kitchen. I never got it–and it’s too late now, tastes change–but I did make and hang a set of yellow gingham cafe curtains when my children were babies. They cheered and comforted me for […]

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  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols I set a glass of water on the shelf next to the treadmill and slip my feet into a pair of waiting shoes. They’re fun shoes, with red and white stripes, a contrast to the heavy Nikes I can no longer […]

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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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  • Monday, May 8, 2017

    “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~ A.A. Milne, […]

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  • Sunday, May 7, 2017

    “None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones.” ~ Forbes Watson This is another one of the tiny wildflower blossoms Gerry brought home the other day. Like the one I shared yesterday, this tiny flower is no more than a half-inch long. Today’s the day of the giant community […]

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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 […]