Author Archives: Benjamin

About Benjamin

Gardening, Raising a Family, Hobby Photography, Reading & Philoso-phizing...not necessarily in that order.

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End of the Month (of May) Garden View

We thought spring might never arrive. But it did, at least for a day or two. But then, BAM, straight on into summer. Heat plus humidity hangs in the air like sodden laundry on the line. Thunderstorms materialize from nowhere … Continue reading

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The Garden Awakes

Hello spring, true spring, the spring we thought may never come! Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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April the Cruel

T.S. Eliot opined: “April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” But while certainly occasionally cruel, April has a gentle side as well, tempering thunderstorms and late … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox

We’ve had a good winter this year. For our family, that means a several good snows and temperatures low enough to merit wool sweaters and long underwear . The kids received a gift of snow days off from school and we … Continue reading

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November’s Welcome

Sometimes, in our share of the Ohio River Valley, summer slams into winter without much autumn to buffer the shock. September and October days that seem more June-like keep us in shorts and flip-flops. Our sweaters pine away in the … Continue reading

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