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Solar-powered enlightenment

JB and I had looked for a Buddha for the garden for Father’s Day but were unable to find one we liked. We actually went out to a place where concrete garden sculptures are cast, but there were no Buddhas … Continue reading

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Island retreat in the sitting space

While in Japan we visited Basho’s (1644-1694) grave in the gardens of Gichuji Temple outside of Kyoto. Basho is the most famous japanese haiku poet, who acquired many followers in his lifetime. The site of his grave was on  JB’s … Continue reading

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Politics in the garden too

Worked in the garden the whole day. It makes time slow d-o-w-n. Moving from one task to the next. Planting, weeding, trimming, watering, dead-heading, transplanting, fertilizing (organic, of course). I even cut the front lawn. Still much to do. Endless adjustments … Continue reading

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Honesty returns to the garden

It was growing in the raspberry patch. We thought it was a wildflower or some volunteer phlox, or even something called Dame’s Rocket. And then it struck us, after some googling and garden book research, that it was the Money … Continue reading

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Ume! Ume! Ume!

Maybe six or seven years ago, we really got into eating plums. There was a wide variety of them available that year in farmer’s markets and at our local Whole Foods. We bought many kinds (all organic) and enjoyed comparing … Continue reading

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