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…only January 25…

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Summer has finally arrived

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Take me out to the ballgame

IB, his two Japanese guests, JB, and I all went to a Cubs game Tuesday night. The Cubs are somehow quite renowned in Japan and the guests were thrilled with this opportunity. We had bleacher seats (general seating) so we … 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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The cayenne comes inside

Yes, today was a blustery October day. Almost November. Time for the cayenne to come inside. Yanked by its roots, it is hanging upside down in the stairwell from the kitchen to the upstairs bedroom, between my paintings “Toledo is … Continue reading

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“The Dragonfly” by Louise Bogan

You are made of almost nothing But of enough To be great eyes And diaphanous double vans; To be ceaseless movement, Unending hunger, Grappling love. Link between water and air, Earth repels you. Light touches you only to shift into … Continue reading

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Heart rocks, fossils, and urban jewels

This morning was spent at the lake–collecting heart rocks, fossils, and urban jewels (beach glass); listening to the waves, soaking up some sun. The lake is an uncomplicated place to find center, be mindful, and hold stillness… …life is good.

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Today’s Bounty…

Today’s bounty: Jaune Flamme tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, green Black Krim tomato, Ichiban eggplant, Little Leaf cucumber, Chinese cucumber, marjoram, thyme, stevia (I tasted one of the leaves and it tasted like a piece of candy!), patchouli (I am going … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

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