Monthly Archives: November 2017

The “Baffled” Beauty of Brevity

Dear Reader: So much of the beauty around us is shared in short intervals of natural brevity. When I saw these Japanese Maples Tuesday afternoon while walking I knew ( like my grandchildren’s Japanese Maples) that the clock was ticking … Continue reading

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When the Problem Isn’t Outside…It’s Inside

Dear Reader: The idea for the blog today started with an innocent enough question from Rutledge when he came over last Wednesday. I put him on a scavenger hunt to find the “secret” key hanging in front of the potting … Continue reading

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Capturing Time in a Circle

Dear Reader: My morning glories never got the ‘office email’ telling them they could stop blooming now. Just like they didn’t get the earlier notification that due to their name…they only had to bloom in the morning. Because of this … Continue reading

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A “Thank You” for Still Being on the List

Dear Reader: I remember in one class (which all in-coming female freshman students were required to take at Erskine College, we were taught all kinds of ¬†‘how to be a lady’ and to ‘conduct ourselves properly’ instructions. Things like setting … Continue reading

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Looking at Life Upside Down

Dear Reader: “Big Red” the geranium is having to share the spotlight with “Big Red” the Bradford Pear. Every day another ¬†section of the tree turns…brilliant orange/reddish colors. I took my Iphone yesterday, (in the early afternoon when the sun’s … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Expanding Worlds

  Dear Reader: Several occurrences popped out at me today to lead me in the direction of beautiful wild flowers growing in seemingly unlivable conditions. I caught the last part of a documentary on one of the cable stations on … Continue reading

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A Long Sigh of Contentment and Blessings

Dear Reader: Yesterday was everything I longed for….a gray cloudy (and later rainy) cold day…a day to stay inside and count one’s blessings. And this Thanksgiving I have so many blessings to count. A day that called for my first … Continue reading

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