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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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Grow Your Own!

“There are only two things that money can’t buy: true love and homegrown tomatoes!”  John Denver Is there anything more satisfying than plucking a sun-ripened juicy tomato directly from the vine and munching on it right where you stand accompanied … Continue reading

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Weed, Seed, Feed

“Nothing is so beautiful as spring when weeds, in wheels, shoot long, and lovely, and lush…” Gerard Manley Hopkins While cleaning out our parent’s ranch home I found a book published in 1918 belonging to my grandfather. The title is … Continue reading

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SOW SPRING!

“All through the long winter I dream of my garden. On the first warm day of Spring I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.” Helen Hayes My cell rang … Continue reading

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Spring On!

“Truth is rarely written in ink. It lives in nature.” Martin H. Fischer It all started with a box of toothpicks. My siblings and I finally had the heart and the stamina to begin cleaning out our Mother’s farmhouse that … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Source Unknown Completely covered by tangles of roots and vines, it is only in recent years that many ancient grandiose brick and sandstone temples … 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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