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August 22, 2017

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 was involved in Kate’s...
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July 28, 2017

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 of the things I...
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June 29, 2017

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!     This small...
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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 way to celebrate Motherhood...
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April 18, 2017

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 structure and the surrounding...
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March 24, 2017

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 space they had created...
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February 24, 2017

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 column originally started with...
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January 9, 2017

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 fact that I did...
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December 26, 2016

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 you everything from advice...
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November 3, 2016

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 only one photograph per...
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