Tag Archives: Kentucky

Spring Fever or (Im)patience is a Virtue

“Visions of ripening tomatoes burrow into my brain…” Continue reading

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Peaches & Plums & Poetry

As June burns away into July in our part of the Ohio River Valley, the peaches are coming on nicely. Not that I grow peaches, but I know where to find ’em. And for the past couple of year, there’s … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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The Garden Awakes

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

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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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September Means Sunflowers and Salsas

Summer has slipped into September, which means cool weather will soon descend on our part of the Ohio River Valley. We still have 3 more weeks until the Autumnal Equinox, but (probably due to wishful thinking) I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading

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As Summer Slips Away

Summer loosens her grip on us reluctantly in our part of Kentucky, snug on the southern shores of the Ohio River Valley. The heat and humidity claw at us through the month of August and  well into September. Occasionally, though, … Continue reading

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Summer Sweetness

There are lots of sensory delights this time of year An icy cold beer after mowing the lawn. Strawberry shortcake, not that manufactured spongy stuff, but real shortcake, More like a Cat Head Biscuit, smothered with lots of real whipped … Continue reading

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