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A Springtime (?) Poem

Today was only about our third warm day in Minnesota for the season, so I took advantage of it by doing some spring cleaning out in the garden. Mostly I raked out old leaves that blew in last fall and … Continue reading

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Springtime Hurrah

It’s too stormy and rainy here to take photos of my own garden which is becoming slightly green in late April, and I’m not a poet, so I am borrowing a photo and a poem for today’s post. It’s probably … Continue reading

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The Original Pink and Purple (in my front yard)

I always think of nature as a great spectacle, somewhat resembling the opera. —Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

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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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The Apple Tree Goes to Prom

We have 2 homely apple trees that don’t grow and don’t produceĀ 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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Springtime in Minnesota (finally)

Yesterday I went for a walk through my parents’ woods. Only a week and a half after getting 15 inches of snow, it’s now spring. Here are a few things I saw. 1) Bloodroots: 2) lots of trees and bushes … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Springtime in Europe (or anywhere)

January 29, 2013 BAD NEWS FIRST It’s winter in Minnesota, so it’sĀ cold, snowy, icy, generally miserable, and almost uninhabitable. Tomorrow, our high temp is forecasted to be 1 degree Fahrenheit. My driveway is pure ice. NOW, FOR THE GOOD NEWS … Continue reading

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