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Splish Splash

“Happiness is a day by the pool.” I can’t remember if I first learned to swim in the creek behind our house or in the big round cattle troughs in the hills. Growing up on the ranch both locations offered … Continue reading

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Gardening at Every Age

“Old Gardeners never die, they just spade away!” When my Dad turned sixty he confided that he didn’t have the physical strength that he’d had at thirty.  Although he was always Superman to me, Dad had to make accommodations to … Continue reading

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Aw Shucks!

Plough thorough and deep, while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell or to keep “ Poor Richard   In August, there are few things better than eating freshly picked corn or nibbling juicy ripe tomatoes right from … Continue reading

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Towers of Flowers

by Cynthia Brian “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”  ~George Moore Europe has been experiencing the highest temperatures of recent years causing major forest fires, crop losses, beach … Continue reading

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Towers of Flowers

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”  ~George Moore Europe has been experiencing the highest temperatures of recent years causing major forest fires, crop losses, beach restrictions, and deaths … Continue reading

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The Sting

by Cynthia Brian “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”  Muhammed Ali Every morning I walk through my garden in my flip-flops with a cup of coffee in hand to appreciate nature and to investigate what has transpired in … Continue reading

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Independence Daze

“Independence now and forever.” Daniel Webster Anticipating the celebration of the 4th of July was a huge deal when I was a kid. Those were the days when three weeks before the big day, stands selling fireworks, rockets, sparklers, fountains, … Continue reading

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Roses are Red

By Cynthia Brian “That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Roses are red and pink, salmon, yellow, orange, purple, white, mauve, and are available in a plethora of … Continue reading

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Garden Pharmacy

“Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the New Year’s dawn.” ~Terri Guillemets For the past few weeks it seems that everyone I encounter has been sick with a cold … Continue reading

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Yuletide Yearnings

“First say to yourself what you would be,  and, then do what you have to do.” ~Epictetus As the holidays melt to a warm memory, we find ourselves gearing up for a new beginning. The number one New Year’s resolution made … Continue reading

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