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Creative Survival

Spiders this year are abundant, weaving their designs in front of the door, across the path, over the windows while we sleep, using what they have at hand to keep life afloat. Our yard is carpeted with tight, pitchy fir … Continue reading

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Being Peace

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu

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Ringing the Gong at Sunset

Nov. 11, 2018 at sunset, I rang our gong 100 times. It was actually a very moving experience for me.  I wasn’t going to ring the gong one hundred times, I thought I’d do a few gongs and call it … Continue reading

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Deliberate Dishonesty

It is the empty and untrained brain that is tempted to deliberate dishonesty. ~ “The Art of Writing Prose” Roger Sherman Loomis

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Rain on Grape Leaves

Did you know that grape leaves keep pickles crisp in the place of using alum?  We use one good-sized leaf per jar and it works like a charm.

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Peace

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~Sri Chinmoy

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The Taste Of Freedom

It tastes like fresh air, cedar pitch fire crackle, nature guide wisdom, squirrel chirps, laughter. I love the flavour. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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The Web

Spinning dreams, illusive vapour thoughts, invisible threads binding to futility. So harried in the need to spin we ignore the fragility of our web and our life. ©Sharron R. McMillan Excerpt from “Spinning”

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Bonnie’s Tree

Years ago my friend Bonnie pulled up a sucker from a tree in her yard and gave it to me because  I was admiring its beautiful colours.  We planted it by our pond.  Bonnie is gone now but her tree … Continue reading

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Farewell Our Fine Feathered Friends

Kate and Anna have gone to the big chicken coop in the sky after being taken out for dinner by a bobcat.  Sorry to see them go. They were good layers and debugged the whole orchard.

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Putting Up With

Why do we put up with plastic labels on the back of our neck that itch and scratch and cause a rash; horrible coffee that costs way too much; pesticides on our food that we know causes cancer; plastic that … Continue reading

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There Be Fairies Here

The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world. ~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

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Grinning Begonia

Grinning at us as we notice, oops missed one. All the rest are tucked into dry spots for the winter but this one thinks it’s special. It is special, an amazing colour that has bloomed faithfully since Mother’s Day when … Continue reading

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Herb Robert Blooming Still

Herb Robert Geranium robertianum Geranium family. Natural. Herb to 1’ high, strong-scented. An introduced species on the coast. Stems: red, weak covered with sticky hairs, joints swollen. sprawling plant. Leaves: three-parted, each division further parted. Light green, purple edged. Turn … Continue reading

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Seasons Of Asparagus

Early Spring: Gnarled, dried out roots, planted deeply in rich soil, watered, watched for that first tip to emerge. Mid Spring: Purple tinged, green spears magically push up and up. Summer: Cut, steam and feast, splashed with lemon, dipped in … Continue reading

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