So it would seem

Gardening and sculpture have been bosom buddies since way back. A tree with a goddess gesturing a cornucopia, horn o'plenty fruits and vegetables cascading carved marble frozen in time. How wonderful would the grapes have been, green or red mini bombs of luscious flavor. The peaches ripe juicy golden orange plump orbs with a slight…

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Summer Break

Sure when they say summer break they mean eight to ten weeks of vacation for teachers and children Not parents. Don't get me wrong, the time spent with a sleepless toddler and languishing teens is priceless. My role as ringleader of the herd includes shuttle and flight attendant services activity director and peacemaker of the…

Is a weed a flower?

The purple asters I picked from my old studio are wildflowers (weeds that get cut down) every year by the fanatic mowers that like acres of grass Not every field should look like a golf course. Without the weeds there would be no place for the bees to harvest unfertilized necter, is it an oxymoron…

No rest for the wicked

All I wanted to do this morning was write about the grackle screaming at me while I was taking a picture of my empty garden bed. I looked up and realized how close I was to the main entrance of the grackle nest in the eaves and how close she was to my head.  Crap!…

A gift

There is a gift that can be accepted gracefully, then there are gifts that should be re-gifted to someone who will appreciate the scent, the bubbles, the light. I wonder when my children will realize that a physical gift from them is less important than their presence and time gardening with them. The silent sentinel…