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August 22, 2017

Follow The Tree – Yes, That Tree     As spring came into focus, this year, we decided it was time to deal with a few of the trees that were too close to the house, including The Tree. The Tree in our life, the infamous tree, is the tree that...
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July 28, 2017

Follow Riverbanks Botanical Garden   “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett ~ The Secret Garden   I love gated gardens with architectural features that invite you in to explore their treasures. It was particularly nice to have this garden to myself. One...
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June 29, 2017

Follow Pagoda & Oriental Garden     In Norfolk, Virginia, while searching for the Mermaids, which dot the cities landscape, I was advised by a passerby, that I should make sure not to miss the Pagoda & and Oriental Garden.  I thanked him for his suggestion, and stepped up my pace!...
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Follow More Orchids I cannot help myself; I adore everything about these beautifully exotic plants, most especially that I shared my passion for Orchids with my Mother; who is of course the person who introduced to me this marvelous plant.  Thus, Happy Mother’s Day — I cannot think of a better...
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April 18, 2017

Follow A Bit of Paradise       There are people, places, and things, which often leave one with more questions than answers; such was this stop in Pennsylvania, near Wiley’s Bridge, No. 19.         The stone building beckoned us to stop, and explore both the interior of the...
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March 24, 2017

Follow A Place of Peace     Recently, I had the privilege of sitting in our friend’s garden, while I waited for everyone to finish their pesky obligations, which were in the way of celebrating a birthday. As I sat there, reading, I could not help but marvel at the beautiful...
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February 24, 2017

Follow Change is Upon Us   I love gardening; I love planting seeds and watching them sprout and checking their growth, and I love harvesting their bounty, be it flowers, fruits, vegetables or just plain beauty that welcomes you in allowing you to entertain, be alone, or chat with God. This...
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January 9, 2017

Follow Over the River and Through the Woods       As I was making lunch, Kate walked into the kitchen and asked if I would like to go explore the woods, across the river, in our backyard. I instantly said yes, what a great idea; I then commented on the...
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December 26, 2016

Follow Sargent E. Smith Community Garden     Many years ago, I had a small plot in a community garden, it was a delightful experience; and one I would highly recommend, especially to a gardening novice. Gardeners love to share their passion for playing in the dirt and will gladly give...
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November 3, 2016

Follow Leaves, Just Leaves     “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus ~   I am well aware of how often I feature the dynamic and entirely exhilarating fall foliage, on these pages.     In my defense, I perhaps share with you...
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