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A Summery Poem on an Autumn Day

“Song from a Country Fair” by Leonie Adams When tunes jigged nimbler than the blood And quick and high the bows would prance And every fiddle string would burst To catch what’s lost beyond the string, While half afraid their … Continue reading

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Construction Season

It’s Sunday night. Good luck this week.

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Summer Thoughts on a Winter’s Day

January 20, 2012 It’s 0 degrees Fahrenheit in southern MN today, and getting colder. It’s the kind of day I struggle to believe that we have summer in Minnesota. I dug out a few pictures to remind myself, and now I … Continue reading

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Garden Sampling, 8/6/12

I’m not sure there’s any easier flower to grow than a black-eyed susan. They’re also simple and pretty and the blossoms last for weeks. I’m grateful for them. (If the only prayer you say in your life is Thank You, … Continue reading

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A Little Beauty for Tuesday

I’m not a fantastic gardener, but isn’t this about the prettiest color you’ve ever seen?

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A Summery Poem for a Cold Day

It’s January in Minnesota, and there’s no snow, but it got cold and windy today. Seems like a nice chilly night for a summery poem by Mark Twain. Well, it’s not really about summer, but that’s perfectly fine. Even better, … Continue reading

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Just a Little Blossom

My snapdragons didn’t come back this year. Usually they seed out and something pops up nearby where last year’s plants were. But nothing this year. Until the other day, when I noticed this little snapdragon growing in a crevice between … Continue reading

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Ah, The Cat Days of Summer

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July in my Garden

A few years ago, on a wet, cold, windy April morning, I threw some hollyhock seeds in the ground and ran back into the house to get out of the rain. Now I have hollyhocks in really pretty colors. Isn’t … Continue reading

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