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Little Resurrections – On Spring and Grandchildren


Spring is found in small resurrections, The insistence of life anew, a bud, a leaf, a flower. One raindrop, one last winter tear, merging with another, Surging, overflowing, transformational, and true, As unstoppable as the sunrise or a baby’s laugh, a … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Writing, Gardening, and Life from Maya Angelou


“The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished, and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.”  Maya Angelou Sometimes, I find it interesting that I began to write again at the same time I started to garden. Perhaps, this … Continue reading

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Patience in Light and Shade – A Lesson From My Garden


“A man has made a start at least on understanding the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” D. Elton Trueblood Yesterday was perfect. It was a day … Continue reading

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Freeing the Butterflies, A Granddaughter’s Lesson


In the bulb there is a flower;                                       in the seed, an apple tree; In cocoons, a hidden promise:       … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Master Gardener…or Master of the Query


“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With Silver Bells and and Cockleshells and Pretty Maidens All in a row.”  During my year of unemployment, beside finishing The Call, I also took a Master Gardener‘s Class. With a four … Continue reading

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