“Let’s Grow!” 2018

“Let’s Grow!” 2018

Sometimes I refer to myself as a “Garden Evangelist.” It’s a fetching little nickname and it’s true because I’m on a quest to convert good folk to see the light and come on over to digging, planting and growing. But there’s more to this.  I believe, to my core, that...
Dead Wood…

Dead Wood…

Dead Wood… I perfected the fine art of eye rolling when I was thirteen. So charming.  I’m guessing I came to this expression in response to something my father said when I thought I knew way more than he about the world and that he was purposefully...
Tools of the Trade…

Tools of the Trade…

A few years ago I was deep into the spring clean up and had hauled many rounds of debris to the curb to await borough collection–some stacked in piles, the rest in refuse cans. I knew the truck was close by because Katie gave me a three-bark alert. I continued...
East of the Sun…

East of the Sun…

Diana Krall, a jazz musician I like, sings a song of this title. It opens like this: “East of the sun and west of the moon We’ll build a dream house of love, dear Close to the sun in the day Near to the moon at night We’ll live in a lovely way, dear Sharing our love...
Quittin’ Time…

Quittin’ Time…

It started about fifteen years ago; I became religious about a 3pm quitting time. I had to do it because once the garden season came on, I was out like a shot to get as much done as possible in one day, working from sun up to sun down. This after spending months...
What’s New?

What’s New?

According to mythology, the Roman God, Janus, is the god of beginnings, transitions, and in ancient art and architecture presides over doorways and gates as a symbol for this. So appropriate, then, that we have our first month named for him. I have a friend who spends...
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