Wednesday, May 23, 2018

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero It’s hot—thirty-two degrees Celsius hot. I’m standing at my community garden plot, hose in hand, watering and  plucking the odd spring of dill that’s become a persistent weed since the gardener next door let a forest of hers go to seed.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The beginning is always today.  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley The sweetness of the pre-dawn morning gently ushers in the day and the week. It’s quiet, but for the regular breathing of Gerry next to me, Maya snoring softly at the end of the bed, and the distant sound of road noise through the open window. Through

Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's exciting to see things coming up again, plants that you've had twenty or thirty years. It's like seeing an old friend. Tasha Tudor, The Private World of Tasha Tudor This is our fifth spring back in Canada; retired, and seeing things through the lens of a different life. This is the fifth spring of