Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Be Warm Inside and Out”

Dear Reader: While reading May 31’s Simple Abundance¬†narrative for today I grew excited. It was all about creating homes filled with whimsy, wit, and childlike dreams of fantasy. Author, Breathnach, used artist/illustrator, Mary Engelbreit’s home as an example. Engelbreit found … Continue reading

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To Be Vulnerable is to be Alive…

Dear Reader: Happy Memorial Day! Our family celebrated this important holiday yesterday at Mandy and John’s home, since some of the family had the day off Monday and some didn’t. Like Saturday….it was a day filled with bouts of an … Continue reading

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To Be Continued…

Dear Reader: I had some kind of epiphany yesterday watching Rutledge and Lachlan stand by their Japanese Maples. I decided each year at the same time I am going to take a photo of each child by their tree and … Continue reading

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“If You Plant It, They will Come!”

Dear Reader: I almost dropped my watering can yesterday morning when suddenly something startled my peripheral vision. Could it be? It was! A butterfly! After all these weeks whining and complaining about the absence of butterflies in the garden since … Continue reading

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“A Slice of Life”

Dear Reader: Even though Grandmother Wilson reminded me, on several occasions, to stop and enjoy a “slice of life” the expression originally referred to a short film, documentary, or play with ¬†“slice of life” dialogue throughout…”unembellished representation of real life.”¬† … Continue reading

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“When did I become a “Sugah” and a “Sweetheart”?

Dear Reader: I reckon I just have to recognize the fact that suddenly I am old. It is making me a little sad, like my drooping confederate rose (above) but also mad! Yesterday I told stories to seven different time … Continue reading

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Flowers: Messengers from the Past

Dear Reader: Two summers ago when Anne and I went to Ireland we spent a lot of time at the Burren. One of the strangest places you will ever see. At first glance it looks like God just cleared out … Continue reading

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“Boo Y’all” at a May Garden Party!

Dear Reader: “Boo Y’all” might seem strangely out of place at the end of May instead of October but Cindy Ashley’s napkins (she found for me last fall) fit perfectly with the blog readers’ get-together. I (Boo) was so happy … Continue reading

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Moon Beams, Coins in a Fountain and Wishes of Happiness

Dear Reader: Last night I tested batteries and lights for the garden lanterns and began placing them around as darkness descended. Soon, however, I realized that the sky looked like it was shining a giant flashlight on the yard and … Continue reading

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It All Began with Hope, a Prayer, a Dream and Orange Plastic Tape

Dear Reader: While cleaning out a crate of “stuff” (junk) yesterday….a long slender piece of wood got stuck in the holes of the crate. I tugged and pulled and finally the “stick” came flying out with something long and orange … Continue reading

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