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And the Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down.

July showed up wet and topical here in our part of the Ohio River Valley. Brief but angry thunderstorms. Long, gentle rains. Soakers and Sprinkles. Gully Washers and Frog Stranglers. And when it’s not raining, it may as well be, … Continue reading

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We Are All Made of Stars

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Muse.” What greater muse than nature? What finer inspiration than the natural world? I have to remind myself daily to take a few moments and consider all the purposeful little cogs of this … Continue reading

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Granny’s Bonnet and the Summer Solstice

We’re currently being drenched under the watery weight of Tropical Depression Bill as he expends his energy over the Ohio River Valley. And although we’ve had our share of rain this week, all the denizens of the garden could use … Continue reading

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Bees & the Future of It All

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.” The vivid hues of this thistle let’s the honeybee know the kettle’s on. When I was a boy growing up on a farm in the Ohio River Valley, going barefoot … Continue reading

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Columbine (or Granny’s Bonnet) – Wordless Wednesday

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Broken, but still beautiful.

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.” ~Leo Tolstoy In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.”  

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Sharing the Garden-Passing Along Love & Blisters

I often think about gardening with my mom and grandmother when I was young. Time has softened the experience now, but the (hard) time spent in the garden as a wayward youth was usually as punishment. Failure to do chores? … Continue reading

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The Earth Spins & the Flowers Burst Forth

“And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.” ~Walt Whitman If there was ever a season for miracles, it’s spring. Buds bursting forth into beautiful blossoms, bulbs revealing the fireworks they’ve been … Continue reading

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The Garden Lies Waiting

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When March arrives, our green thumbs start to itch. (Okay, let’s be honest, our green thumbs start to itch in January.) But in March, we can really hear the garden calling. Partly because the days are getting longer. Partly because our … Continue reading

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Break Out the Mittens, Here Comes Winter!

The weather map shows ominous arrows sweeping down from the frozen tundra of the North and pointing straight at our little slice of the Ohio River Valley later this week. This is when we realize (and usually quickly forget) that, … Continue reading

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