Category Archives: gardens

This and That

Life is good; life is wonderful.  New neighbors are moving in.  A new puppy is trying its walking legs.  All wobbly, floppy. Here and there when it walks.  Circled around my legs and licked my hand this morning.  Conversations of … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Meander

Sometimes the imagination flows freely and creativity flows easily.  Other times the writer’s block tries to call a halt!  Those are the times that Mother Nature is there in response. Today I invite my readers to meander through colorful gardens.  … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanup

The weather finally cooperated for our spring cleanup.  Or almost.  Last day of April. Chilly winds prevail.  Snow in the forecast tonight. Spring weather in Upstate New York! Three new Swiss Stone Pine trees grace the side property where a … Continue reading

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Dolce Autumn

What a warm, beautiful day! Garden beckons me to play. I peruse the interplay: greens, pinks, whites, reds:  a bouquet: colorful communiqué; happy, joyful escapeway. Birds singing, musical way. Interplay garden, sun’s rays. Today I tried my hand at a Welsh … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Mail!

the mail arrives arrives with Ashley Ashley is kind kind and takes time time for a word word and smile smile goes a long way way for route route is long long and winding winding through neighborhoods neighborhoods with flowers … Continue reading

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Sumptuous September

Words and images swirl about in my head as I savor autumn delights and colors: full garden growth of vegetables and flowers, luscious apples almost harvest ready. Imagine the pies, cakes and sauces. This long-awaited annual opulence of September has … Continue reading

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Basking in New Freedoms

Basking in New Freedoms now that I am retired is wondrous. Finding myself with time to enjoy nature and its wonders without the routines of school this fall is enjoyable. Smugly I lie down for naps whenever I want. Continue reading

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Weekend Freedom

Seeking escape and solace, I took a  window seat at my favorite coffee shop. The early morning light and sun danced on the green leaves swaying on the trees in the gentle breeze and played peek-a-boo with dots of blue … Continue reading

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The Morning Polyphony

The outdoors beckoned to me this morning. As I walked in the wet grass to our gardens, I paused to listen to the birds’ polyphony. The multiplicity of sounds astonished me. Armed with my digital camera, I captured images of … Continue reading

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