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September 15, 2011

Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor’s Center The Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor’s Center serves both the National Park System and the State Parks of California, welcoming you to the Redwoods and giving you access to one of California’s many glorious beaches.     As you come off of the highway, and begin to make your way...
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August 27, 2011

Hosta’s at the Cleveland Zoo   Until you are overcome with shade, I think Hosta’s cannot be fully appreciated.  However, when you look at them in full bloom, their beauty becomes much more apparent.   While walking around the zoo, in Cleveland, Ohio, I could not help but admire the shade garden’s which were...
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July 17, 2011

Char’s Garden Charlotte, Kate’s Mother, loves her garden!  During a particularly difficult time, in both her life and mine, I had the privilege of watching over her little piece of Eden.  It brought me great joy and comfort to water her plants, when she was unable to do so.  Daily I looked forward to...
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June 4, 2011

    Irises As Promised Completing our series on flower bulbs, in the garden, here are the irises, as promised.  In Lynchburg, Tennessee, we happened upon these beautiful irises, all growing along an old rod-iron fence.  The display of color was sublime.  Enjoy!                          ...
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May 11, 2011

  The Hope of Sunshine and Warmth Though the calendar bid farewell to winter, Mother Earth seems determined to linger in her chilly, wet, windy mode, with snow flurries dotting the ground in May.  I had not expected to find such gloomy weather on this trip; naked trees, dead grasses, and swollen rivers as...
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April 16, 2011

Wild Flowers       I love fields of wild flowers   Do cattails qualify as wild flowers?     Probably not, but they nonetheless make a great background for true wild flowers.   Queen Ann’s Lace — so perfectly named There is something so enthralling about flowers planted by God   Do you...
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March 21, 2011

  The Woman There was a knock at the door.  My first reaction was to call for Kate; but she had endured too many interruptions of late.  I looked down, at myself, to check that I was presentable, and walked to the front door.  I looked through the peep hole, there was an unknown...
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February 26, 2011

Bromeliads in the Everglades   Driving through the Everglades, a field of greens and blues, you occasionally spot splashes of red, purple and yellow, clinging to the trees.   While not as beautiful as many of spices in our gardens, it is impossible to not be drawn to these air plants. They are of...
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January 24, 2011
In the Garden

Mangos! Or at Least Mango Babies! “Native to southern Asia, especially eastern India, Burma, and the Andaman Islands, the mango has been cultivated, praised and even revered in its homeland since Ancient times. Buddhist monks are believed to have taken the mango on voyages to Malaya and eastern Asia in the 4th and 5th...
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December 6, 2010
In the Garden

Such a Desire to Grow!       I was walking down Commercial Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale, when I peeked into this garden, growing in-between a building.  If you look past the benches, you will see a very small area, where a few plants have been given free range, and with limited soil and...
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