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Snap Out of It!

Snap Out of It!

Her Good Advice Endures In the mid-1990's we met, and this character's demands,  SNAP OUT OF IT, still proves wise counsel in my autumn's garden season of life. Scowling and primly attired; her hands on hip; her command resonated. More than two decades later, Mary...

Outlining a Life

Outlining a Life

  To write a story of every woman, without casting myself as the heroine, or bad apple occupies my imagination, especially when I am out walking. I imagine a few great opening sentences, but then I realize I can’t develop any of them without sounding like I'm...

Brace Yourself

Brace Yourself

You’d better brace yourself, today, I tell myself as I strap on a well-used back brace. Of course, the old back isn’t the only thing that needs a bit of support these days. In an autumn’s garden there’s always an occasion to give myself a pep talk, or ask a cautionary...

An Open Window Kind of Day

An Open Window Kind of Day

If I could put weather in a bottle, today’s weather would be a good choice. It was an open window kind of day for sure! The past several days would also be keepers. What startles me is how many of them I can take for granted, and how fast they go. Fast forwarding is a...

Better Than a Session on the Couch

Better Than a Session on the Couch

I knew it was time to do a little gardening the other day; I could no longer pretend the spring’s plants were not an eyesore. What was all comely and colorful the beginning of May was so bedraggled and wilted, that I averted my eyes every time I went in and out of the...

Updating the Revised Eating Regime

Updating the Revised Eating Regime

So, the revised eating regime chugs on, cheered on by our doctor who confirmed the following: that adding lean protein, more “greens” cutting white stuff, and upping the water intake showed up favorably in my blood work. (The Annual Physical Wasn't So Dreadful)...

Not Quite the Middle of May

Not Quite the Middle of May

  Approaching the Middle of May It's not quite the middle of the month, but this year’s May will bring forth flowers upon flowers; weeds upon weeds. Yes, I have happy geraniums; I also have clover that is pushing through asphalt! While intermittent probing sun...

Ah Yesterday – And Its Ebenezers

Ah Yesterday – And Its Ebenezers

Six Ebenezers! Wonderful weather and the health and strength to enjoy it! Sunshine, and an impromptu trip to a local plant store with a friend, and time to plant . . . May I remember these Ebenezers come late summer when these happy plants are exhausted, sprawling and...

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