“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.” ― C.G. Jung My plants definitely believe themselves to be substantial. On the other hand, they far outnumber me, so that many dark sides around the house is worrisome. On … Continue reading Early Morning Shadows
(Sansevieria senegambica) (Sansevieria senegambica, 2 of the triplet flower stalks) (Sansevieria senegambica, the 3rd flower stalk) (See those little dots of sap on & at the bases of the flowers? That stuff is so sticky, the military should consider developing a glue out of it.) I’m a Momma-to-Be of Triplets! New Year’s Day, I walked … Continue reading Triplets
“Frozen yogurt is tastier than ice cream; nobody is too old for cartoons; bald men are sexy; chocolate is the best medicine; BIG books are better; cats secretly rule the planet; and everything should be available in the color pink, including monster trucks.” ~~ Richelle Goodrich, ‘Smile Anyway’ (I did not do any photoshop type … Continue reading Sometimes Intense is Awfully……..Intense
purple monarda purple monarda pink daisies “For this, let gardens grow, where beelines end, sighing in roses, saffron blooms, buddleia; where bees pray on their knees, sing praise in pear trees, plum trees; bees are the batteries of orchards, gardens, guard them.” ~~ Carol Ann Duffy (the first female Scottish Poet Laureate), ‘The Bees’ Continue reading The Bees, They Be Workin’…..
“Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make … Continue reading Protecting My Tomato Plants
Woke up to snow, ice, & mud mud mud this morning. The only thing that relishes this weather is a pair of wellies. And well, the groundhog had told us that it would be six more weeks of winter so what right do I have to complain? But yeah, I’m ready for winter to take … Continue reading Well, the groundhog had said……..
“The wind comes across the plains not howling but singing. It’s the difference between this wind and its big-city cousins: the full-throated wind of the plains has leeway to seek out the hidden registers of its voice. Where immigrant farmers planted windbreaks a hundred and fifty years ago. it keens in protest; where the young … Continue reading It’s That Time……….