Keeping Seeds…

Keeping Seeds…

This was first published on May 1, 2014 as an email newsletter. “It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in ’em,” said Captain Jim. “When I ponder on them seeds I don’t find it nowise hard to...
“Read these Leaves”

“Read these Leaves”

I had the nicest compliment the other day. I was just returning with Katie from our morning walk and met a couple of women also out with their dogs. The pups did their usual meet and sniff.  One of the women said she intentionally walks her dog on the sidewalk that...
Each A Peach..But Really a Pear

Each A Peach..But Really a Pear

When I was a little girl, my favorite part of Christmas was our trip to my grandparent’s house and all the good things there would be to eat, especially the cookies. The fragrance of that time is still so much in my memory–fragrance, with food just as in...
Hoe, Hoe, Hoe

Hoe, Hoe, Hoe

Hawks. Nice to be at the top of the trees–and the food chain. When I was in high school, my boyfriend and I used to sit on his front steps, look out across the lawn and just talk. Sometimes he would play his guitar. Clarence, his big grey cat, would often...
If Santa Brings for Gardeners…

If Santa Brings for Gardeners…

Squirrels 0; Rob and Jeannie–WIN! Poetic justice. That’s what I call it. The 6′ sheperd’s crook from the Depot, hanging out of my cart both front and back I happily report didn’t take anyone out on the way to the register, even though I...