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A Short Contemplation on the Morning Glory

I grew morning glories for the first time this year. Ubiquitous as they are to most gardens, they aren’t to mine. I just couldn’t get them to do much. Next year I’ll try a different location and start them in … Continue reading

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Scenes from my Humble Garden, Sept 2013

My garden will never make me famous, I’m a horticultural ignoramus.                                     —Ogden Nash

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Happy Little Garden Shed

I like to think that our garden shed is happy. It has the job of taking care of my garden tools and wheelbarrow, and mice keep it company all winter long. In the summer, it gets to live in a … Continue reading

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If Life Gives You Apple Blossoms . . .

Of all the language sources, the loss of nature seems the saddest. A thousand times a day, nature—in the most ordinary of places—has something to tell or show us; something it wants us to touch, smell, or feel; something it … Continue reading

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A Lovely Case of Arrested Development

Everything in my garden is late this year, but that’s OK because I can just enjoy everything later than usual. Today the dwarf irises are ready. I have just learned that you can find these in a bluish-purple blossom, but … Continue reading

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The Apple Tree Goes to Prom

We have 2 homely apple trees that don’t grow and don’t produce much for apples. Someone else planted them here long ago, not knowing that our sandy ground doesn’t exactly encourage fruit trees—or this type of apple tree, anyway. Neither Hubby … Continue reading

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Two of the Best Things in Life . . .

. . . Cats and Flowers. Today is Mother’s Day, and before we took flowers over to my mom and aunt, Huckleberry posed with the little bouquets I bought:  With Hubby’s help, Huckleberry also gave me a card:

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