Purple Crayon

Purple Crayon

I’m sure you are wondering why I’m titling this newsletter “Purple Crayons;” because it is back-to-school time and the very first children’s book that came into my head is Harold and the Purple Crayon.  I love this book because it is all...
Here’s to your Health!

Here’s to your Health!

I have long been an advocate to promoting gardens and gardening as a pathway to a healthy lifestyle. Aunt Sister lived to the ripe old age of 94. One day, she announced she was going out back to pull weeds. After she’d been out there awhile, someone thought...
“Read these Leaves…”

“Read these Leaves…”

…is a line from a favorite Walt Whitman poem of mine called, “This is What You Shall Do.” Sounds rather like the 10 Commandments according to Walt Whitman, but the flavor is not all that different. Some of the remaining lines after the above are:...
Mellow Yellow…

Mellow Yellow…

Mellow: Defined as: 1. Sweet, soft, juicy and full-flavored because of ripeness; 2. Rich and soft in quality; 3. Having the gentleness, wisdom or dignity often characteristic of wisdom; 4. Relaxed and at ease; genial; 5. Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated; 6. Moist,...
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