Simple Things

Simple things are the ones those bring us the most pleasure in life. The everyday little things put a smile on our face.

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The other day when I was watering my plants, Continue reading

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It’s October and Fall is in the air

It started to look like fall. It’s been more than twenty days since it rained. So the prediction is that due to the lack of rain we may not get those gorgeous fall colors. The tropical storm Nate’s effect will be here tomorrow. So there is rain in the forecast and hopefully more vibrant fall will be here soon.

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Listen!  the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
–  Humbert Wolfe 

Pumpkins are coming, lots of Oktoberfests, farm fall festival activities are happening and slowly fall is ushering in. Continue reading

Fall Flowers and Garden Update

After a week-long balmy summer-like weather, it’s feeling like a fall again. That means it’s almost time to wrap up my little garden. My fall mums are in full bloom. Summer flowers are still blooming but are almost done.

Gardener’s, like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute.  What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing.  Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by.
–  From the book The Gardener’s Eye by Allen Lacy

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Few more flowers in its glory… Continue reading

Autumn is Around the Corner

Just a week left for Autumn. It feels like summer is slowly slipping away. Leaves are falling and colors are changing.

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My life’s long radiant Summer halts at last
And lo! beside my pathway I behold

Pursuing Autumn glide: nor frost nor cold
Has heralded her presence; but a vast Continue reading

August Vegetable Garden

It’s almost the end of August. Leaves started to fall off. Already there is a little bit of chill in the air. Summer is slowly fading away…

 Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.
–  Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown

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In the garden, some are flourishing and some are not. Continue reading