Category Archives: flora and fauna

Happy Flowers

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; medicine to the soul.”  Luther Burbank Nothing brings me more pleasure than painting – except perhaps arranging flowers!  Zinnias and dill blossoms – a little “medicine to the soul” from my … Continue reading

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Preserving a Memory

I do “take time to smell the roses”. To savor a moment in time, to strive to remember all its details thinking that the memory will never fade.    But sometimes the rose in the field fades too quickly for … Continue reading

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After a Period of Drought

“…….flowers often appear after a period of drought interrupted by rain.” I love this quote from the care instructions that came with my Swamp Rain Lily bulbs.  It reads more like a motivational sentiment from a book of inspiration than … Continue reading

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Bees and Spiders and Snakes, Oh My.

“Develop a boundless ethic which includes all living things.” I had just finished finished typing this paraphrase of Albert Schweitzer’s advice when a small warbler hit the sliding glass door beside my desk.  I ran out to scoop her up … Continue reading

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A Noisy Silence

May has been a silent month.  A month of quiet activities that revealed the noises that so often go unnoticed, nature’s background music.  Just like chamber music in an elevator, the  sounds of nature need to be the center of … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye

April is one of those months that passes in the “Blink of an Eye”. In April, after anticipating the coming of Spring through long winter months, nature hits the fast forward button. One minute tree limbs are skeletal and the … Continue reading

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Peepers and Other Clues That Spring Has Arrived!

If you take the time to really listen to Nature, it isn’t any secret that Spring has arrived.  As the first full day of springtime dawns today here are some of the clues that have heralded its arrival to the … Continue reading

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