Perfect peonies

There once was a girl who loved flowers She’d gather in sun or rain showers As peonies were her best  Much better than the rest She’d play with their petals for hours…       Peonies are perfect, and have long been my favourite flower. It dates back to childhood over 50 years ago, when […]

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Lady’s Slipper legacy

Ah the delicate lady’s slipper… Today the sun shines brightly, and I am anxious to get into the garden for weeding, as my treasured lady’s slipper needs some space for blooming.  I had been away on a holiday and when I returned, the grass was knee-high, the weeds reaching up skyward and I had not yet […]

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touchstones

I could easily write a blog post about things that annoy me. I mean…where would I start? Slow drivers, long lines in the grocery mart, piles of footwear parked at my front door. Believe me, the list goes on and on. However, I was reading a lovely Bellagrace magazine blog post the other day, and […]

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Finding Stillness

Seems an odd title for a blog post, but stay with me. I was recently presented with a gift. An opportunity arose for me to be a part of something that would empower me, motivate and validate me, ME. When presented with such a gift, one should accept, and so a few months ago when […]

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Things that make me happy -Part 1

For a parting gift to my educator friends, I gave them each a pretty list of “Things that make me happy” and they were instructed to fill it out over the summer. When we re-convene in the fall, we’ll share these lists and share in some laughter ands tears I’m sure. Appreciating life and it’s […]

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My own backyard

Okay technically these pics are not from my own backyard. My own backyard is a sad tale of overgrown trees, more weeds than you could ever imagine… And little remaining sod as the tree roots are soaking up every drop of rain but I have access to beautiful grounds that are lush and resplendent with […]

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Flower Extravaganza

Who doesn’t love flowers, but more pointedly-peonies? I am fortunate to have an abundance of these gorgeous blooms that resemble huge scoops of ice cream.The funny thing is, I can’t seem to find the deep purple variety. I have purchased the vibrant purple from the greenhouse a few times, only to discover come spring, that […]

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Summer has arrived!

It’s lilac season, and this photo was taken after raiding my bush lilac, though I wish I had a tree variety with those huge blossoms. I started collecting glass bottles after my mom used to store all of our milk in these when I was a child. She claims that the milk lasts a lot […]

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Spring Geraniums

These are the spring geraniums that I am planting this season. This is the tea I needed to get out of bed and plant those pesky geraniums.

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