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Moto no aware

I took this photo of Sakura (white cherry blossoms) and Ume (pink plum blossoms) three years ago in Kyoto after walking through miles of bright orange tori gates at Fushimi-Inari. In Japan the timing of sakura blooming is closely monitored and when … Continue reading

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The past becomes the future through the medium of the present

Not even a month (25 days ago to be exact) and the seeds for the garden are flourishing, especially the fava beans, the melons, and the lemon cukes. It truly is magical putting the small seeds into the dirt and … Continue reading

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Equinox sunset through the crotch of our silver maple

This is the spring equinox sunset as seen from our back porch through the crotch of our 125+ year old silver maple— our personal Stonehenge. We actually have been marking the apparent sunsets (actually earth turns) for the past year … Continue reading

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Seeds planted!

The heating pads unburied from the depths of the garage. Seeds purchased and seeds collected. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, squashes, kale, arugula, and fava beans all planted. Let the spring begin!

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Early morning watery abstracts

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Yes!!!

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Dancing the Hora on Martisor

I have a student who is Romanian. I told her that my mother is Romanian, so we have playfully exchanged a bit of simpatico through the year over our shared nationalities. A couple of days ago, she brought me this note with amulet … Continue reading

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