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Nothing lasts forever. Enjoy it while you can!

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think. Horace Yesterday, to my dismay I discovered that my lovely hot poker … Continue reading

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Patience Pays Off!

You cannot expect miracles to happen overnight. Be patient, be loving, and little by little the change you seek will come. Leon Brown I was absolutely delighted this morning when I went outside to find that my eyeliner lilies were … Continue reading

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There is a time for everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8King James Version 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up … Continue reading

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Love Letter to My Gardens (or Why Gardening is Better Than Dating)

After a very brief foray into the world of online dating, I have decided that I will stick to my flower and vegetable gardens. I’m sure there are some lovely gentlemen out there in the land of match.com and zoosk, … Continue reading

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Flower of the Day Challenge

Here is my entry for the Flower of the Day Challenge. Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow; Gather the roses of life today. – Pierre de Ronsard

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Enjoy the simpler things!

One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes Sometimes we can get the greatest pleasure from the simplest things.   My yard and garden, small though they may be, offer me … Continue reading

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Fathers

Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. – Bill Cosby My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me. ~Jim Valvano On this day … Continue reading

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New iris blooming!

“It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional” ~ Robert Brault “I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one … Continue reading

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Do something today that nurtures your soul!

  The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin When I am working in my … Continue reading

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Iris blooming

The kiss of the sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth One is nearer to God’s heart in the garden Than anywhere else on earth – Dorothy Gurney (1858 – 1932)   Learning Moment…….When I try to copy a … Continue reading

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