Category Archives: The Garden

Cleo, 1995-2012

She was my Mom’s cat.  I was there when Mom went to the SPCA to find a new friend.  Mom had recently moved here to Virginia from New Hampshire and was finally settled into a lovely small home.  Now she … Continue reading

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My Summer Garden

The artist is the confidant of nature,  flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms.  Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.  – … Continue reading

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The Best Of Intentions

May 4th, 2012 It’s been one of those days.  Even with my list of intentions I can’t seem to focus.  Instead of coming home after yoga class to start writing, I went to the garden center where I bought another … Continue reading

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Releasing Molly

Bill and I finally scattered Molly’s ashes in the garden a few weeks ago.  They’d been sitting in the small tin box decorated with flowers, provided by the SPCA which I placed on the mantle last November after she passed … Continue reading

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What I Have To Say

The floodgates are straining. They cannot be opened up just a little.  I don’t have the strength to hold them so that only some of the run-off leaks out.  It’s all or nothing. By letting the stream overflow on it’s … Continue reading

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Seeking Balance

 I was feeling blocked, unable to unplug the movie I’d been screening in my head.  Writing a memoir is difficult work, especially since I’ve spent most of my time for the last month reliving parts of my life that were … Continue reading

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Taking A Time Out

I love the quote that Tiferet Journal posted on Facebook today: “Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest & let the spirits fly in & out. “ I’m taking this to heart.  I’ve hit … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving Eve.  There is so much to celebrate and to be grateful for, I don’t know where to begin. But needing to begin somewhere, I am grateful for this lovely Iris that I planted last spring. It is … Continue reading

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How The Garden Grows

I’m sending along a few photos of my garden.  We’ve had ample rain in the past few weeks and little of the typical, hazy, hot and humid weather we’re famous for. The plants are happy and so am I.  The … Continue reading

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Water

*In a drought there’s only one thing to do … wait.  We tried collecting rain in buckets.  But there was no rain.  A line of white plastic pails sat hopefully under the roof line, the heat slowly turning them green … Continue reading

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