Read more about the article Feeling so much gratitude today
Hollyhock, clay beads, clematis

Feeling so much gratitude today

Feeling so much gratitude today. In spite of the pandemic, the political scene, etc., my life is full, and today is a good day. I've already been on one walk, and…

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Read more about the article The garden is kind of a mess
Dahlia, alstroemeria petals, leek flowers, currants, poppy seed heads, larkspur flowers

The garden is kind of a mess

The garden is kind of a mess, with holes where the snapdragons had to come out. They had rust, a fungal disease. They've produced for two years, so I'm not complaining.…

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Read more about the article The garden has exploded
Dahlia, larksput, flax seed heads, pansies, snapdragons

The garden has exploded

The garden has exploded in my absence of 5 days. Lots of weeding to do, and flowers to pick. Here's the first mandala to be graced by a dahlia. Would…

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Read more about the article To dye or not to dye
Matillija poppy, calendula and lobelia petals, geranium flowers, and alsrtomeria

To dye or not to dye

To dye or not to dye. That wasn't an issue when my hair started to turn gray. As a teenager in London, I'd always been afraid of hair salons, but…

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Read more about the article Nothing heavy today
Ranunuculus, iris petals, dietes seed pods, alstroemeria petals

Nothing heavy today

Nothing heavy today, simply a garden update. It's going through the first spring transition. The ranunculus are almost done, though it's not quite time to dig them yet. I'm going…

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Read more about the article How do you define community?
Petunias, snapdragon petals, alstroemeria petals, calendula petals, columbine flowers

How do you define community?

How do you define your community? I took another walk out Bear Valley Trail yesterday, this time in the afternoon. Went with a dear friend. It was stunningly beautiful and very…

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