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Yearly Archives: 2013

half taken breaths and planting

with life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plant anything but love ~ rumi Been busy planting more perennials, taking far too many photos of my garden, and keeping busy with Newcomer’s, lunches with friends, and all that delightful jazz. I haven’t forgotten that I promised to post more here and to share […]

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Pretty maids all in a row

… hanging out in my garden. Sure I know I haven’t been hanging out here much but there is such a wonderful life out there … can you forgive me for not hanging out online these days?) PS: Yes, I did promise to post some updates and, like the rain or the bugs in my […]

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Van Isle 360

Yet again, I’ve slipped in keeping posts current. In the next few days I hope to post at least two short ones to show you a few things I’ve been up to. Back on June 9th we got together at the home of one of our neighbours, along with several others they had invited, to […]

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words, marvelous words, and rain too

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~Aristotle “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine {bee on rhododendron, above} {busy bee blurred in background, above} April Rain Song Let the […]

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the fallen

I’ve always loved how flower petals look when they have fallen, particularly when they pool like these have done. I’ve been taking a few photos lately so I’ll share some in the next few days — and will even include flower petals still on their respective plants! How does your garden grow? “Softly and still […]

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This is just to say

One of my favourite poets is William Carlos Williams and one of my all-time favourite poems is his, “This is just to say”. It’s a favourite of millions or billions of others. Here’s a copy of the poem with my own ‘poem’ beneath his ‘talking back to it’ and using his as a model. This […]

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