Happy 100!

Happy 100!

It’s hard to believe this is my 100th newsletter/blog. Thank you all for reading my musings each week for nearly two years and for your compliments on the writing and the content; it’s nice to be able to share my garden stories and the things I’ve...
A Seat at the Table…

A Seat at the Table…

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloom.”      Marcel Proust This is the season we designate to celebrate abundance. Thanksgiving. Gratitude. At the top of my list this year is my shiny...
Brief History of Gardening…

Brief History of Gardening…

Last week I wrote about paths; this week I will tell a tale about a trail. Monday, Sister Mary and I spoke about appropriate word choice. I asked, “When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, were they “exiled” or “expelled?” Sister Mary...
“After Apple Picking”

“After Apple Picking”

From “After Apple Picking” My long pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. But I am done...
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (?)

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (?)

Good fences do NOT make good neighbors… despite what Robert Frost says. Bob and Ginny were the best BEST neighbors anyone could have. They were in their late 80s when we moved in, and over the time I knew them they told me many stories. You may have guessed that...
Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Several years ago, my sister and I were in Minneapolis for the Summer Solstice –what a fun time! We walked on the bridge and drank potato beer. (Not simultaneously). There were every type of performing artists imaginable to enjoy all along the way as daylight...
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