Gardening — Another passage

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All my life I’ve enjoyed gardening. There are few things as personally rewarding as harvesting your own fresh vegetables. Even when I worked I always found time for it and didn’t complain. OK, I complained but not a lot. Well, … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 24 – Anniversaries, tomatoes, familiarity, less restrictions, pizza!

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Happy anniversary to my brother and his wife. Yesterday was 62 years of mostly bliss! Look away one minute – Since early March I have been raising a few tomato plants. I prefer to raise my own because the varieties … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 22 – Generosity, kids, falls, cancer, tomatoes

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Cat people — I belong to two (yes two) cat groups on Facebook. (I know you are stunned.) They are full of crazy pictures and funny stories. Sometimes people ask questions or share information. Some members are very dedicated to … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 14 – Mother’s Day, nipples, tomatoes, cholesterol, nature

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Happy Mother’s Day — When my Mom was alive it was always a low-key day. She would get the geraniums she loved and maybe a gift or two. We didn’t eat out because it was always so crowded. She hated … Continue reading

Observations with a glass in need of a refill

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I am a “glass half full” person but lately I find myself waiting for the “other shoe to fall.” Each good thing seems to be counterbalanced. We are having a strange spring. February brought warm weather that pushed plant growth. … Continue reading

Winter doldrums and tantalizing catalogs

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This is the boring time of the year. Weather is yucky (technical term) even though we haven’t had the really cold winter weather yet. My yearning for warmer weather fuels unrealistic expectations that will slap me in the butt during … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 12 – Jake, rabbits, bird nests, peace, boobs

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Remembering Jake – I am clearing out the pond area and really need to pull out Jake’s catnip bush. We have other bushes in the yard where I can clip a slip for the cats but this was the one … Continue reading

Busy, busy, busy

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  This has been a busy week. No, I wasn’t out buying shoes (I wish!). After months of awful weather and a recovering thumb, I am finally able to do some outdoor work. Here are some observations from a few … Continue reading

Longing for paradise

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Spring has been a long time coming this year. There are blossoms on the trees and budding leaves too, but there is a definite chill in the air. It’s not the kind of weather that makes you want to frolic … Continue reading

Is it spring? Is this all there is?

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The calendar says it’s spring. My clothing tells me something different. My flannel shirt and fleece-lined clogs say “not quite yet.” I’ve tried to retire my down coat on several occasions only to pull it out yet again. The cold … Continue reading