Category Archives: flowers

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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A Time to be Patient

The sweet, intoxicating fragrance of milkweed is heavy in the air today and I am patiently, hopefully waiting for a monarch butterfly to be drawn to my yard by the scent. Meanwhile, I am enjoying watching and photographing a host … 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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A Moment of Creativity

Earlier this week I decided to spend a moment on the porch enjoying a warm January sunbeam and browsing through two of my favorite catalogs,  Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff and Rare Seeds from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.  I … Continue reading

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A “little” Inspiration

Several nights ago the temperature dropped into the single digits and all of the media were emphasizing the importance of bringing outdoor pets inside and providing shelter for livestock.  I don’t have either but after I filled the bird feeders … Continue reading

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