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Spring Always Catches Me in My Pajamas

Is that you, Spring, Knocking at my Door. . .Already? Could you come back another day, give me a chance to comb my hair? Maybe set a spell, have a glass of tea. . .. Never fails, I spend the … Continue reading

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Truly a Heron’s Garden

Or, Hold those Fireworks! (Note: Except for one photo of “our” heron,  pictures of herons in this post are from the internet.) In the beginning we did not understand that the herons had first ownership. We accepted the great blues … Continue reading

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The Frayed Waistcoats of Winter

A white sky steals color. In still air, the wet mists of winter take advantage of a sun that’s gone missing for several days and settle down for a spell, polishing leaves that are already forgotten. They erase distance and … Continue reading

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Galicia Encantada. . . Part IV

During 2018 I took a trip to an enchanted land. Reflections of my visit to Galicia are told in four parts: the land, the camellias, the holy city of pilgrimage. And, finally, my travel back to reality, brightened by portraits … Continue reading

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Galicia Encantada . . .Part III

During 2018 I took a trip to an enchanted land. Reflections of my visit to Galicia are told in four parts: the land, the camellias, the holy city of pilgrimage. And, finally, my travel back to reality, brightened by portraits … Continue reading

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Galicia Encantada. . . Part II

During 2018 I took a trip to an enchanted land. Reflections of my visit to Galicia are told in four parts: the land, the camellias, the holy city of pilgrimage. And, finally, my travel back to reality, brightened by portraits … Continue reading

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Galicia Encantada. . .Part I

During 2018 I took a trip to an enchanted land. Reflections of my visit to Galicia are told in four parts: the land, the camellias, the holy city of pilgrimage. And, finally, my travel back to reality, brightened by my … Continue reading

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Flaming Fall

Pictures from a New Hampshire Garden

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You Can Never Turn Your Back on a Garden

Or, Hope Springs Eternal under a Gardener’s Spade (Dear Reader – What I am about to tell you is the plain unvarnished sober truth. I do solemnly swear this on the Good Garden Book of all time. We confess it, … Continue reading

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The Sinking of the Albemarle and The Rising of the Sea

Mighty Hurricanes and Deadly Floodwaters One moonless night in 1864 a Union patrol boat, silent, brazen, dared to approach a colossal armored vessel that had been cruising Albemarle Sound and disabling Union ships with outstanding success. This mighty steel-clad Confederate … Continue reading

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