Category Archives: Flowers

Returning

The last month may be the longest blog break I’ve ever taken. It wasn’t intended, but it happened. Which is life, right? Or maybe it’s my reflexive response to the current political insanity. Yes, I’m still obsessed with the news … Continue reading

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Zinnias & Sisters

Bold and bright, sturdy and upright, zinnias have long been a favorite in my garden. They’re simple to grow, add splashes of magnificent color and vary in their design — from a single row of petals surrounding a protruding center of yellow stigma … Continue reading

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Nine Bouquets

Being part of the support team for someone in hospice is a hard business, but nothing that comes anywhere near what it must be like to be the one who’s dying.  I watched Eric do it, and now I’m watching … Continue reading

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Maple Flowers

David and I spent the weekend in New York and the streets there are lined with flowering cherry trees, crab apples, forsythia, magnolias.  Some hardwoods had tiny leaves emerging from their buds, lighting up their crowns and making the world … Continue reading

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Views Far and Near

Yesterday was finally the day I got to linger and enjoy looking far into the distance from the top of Mt. Moosilauke.  The summit is broad and open, and sitting to the west of most of the White Mountains, has spectacular views … Continue reading

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A Good Week

Last week was a good one for so many reasons I want to keep track. My neighbor’s yard of riotous crocuses started to bloom. The sun came out and it was above freezing.  I can’t overstate how sun-starved everyone I … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Gratitude

It started with a L’Shanah Tovah greeting from a friend.  “The Year of Gratitude” was the heading of her email.  It resonated.  One way to deal with the inevitable heartaches and troubles of any life, my life anyway, is to … Continue reading

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