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Style

Style

Winter strips things down to their basic elements. You can’t be distracted by over abundance and the essentials aren’t hidden by fluff and color. In the dormant season fundamental style shines though. I watched the birds this morning and was pleased with their dance...
Cultivating Creativity

Cultivating Creativity

Last week we celebrate that our patchwork patio is finished. From the one-material concrete paver space that we inherited when we bought the house to the mix of found stones, recycled granite and stone, we expanded this space three years ago and finished the final...
Thoughts of Warmth

Thoughts of Warmth

Heavy frost, planting daffodil bulbs, and firing up the wood stove every evening. It’s the season of descending chill and our corresponding thoughts of warmth. One by one the annuals and perennials fall to the freezing temperatures and hauling in wood before...
Taking Pleasure in The Unexpected

Taking Pleasure in The Unexpected

I have to admit that the persimmon tree was an impulse purchase. I saw some lovely Diospyros kaki, aka Japanese persimmons, at the garden center and suddenly realized that I’ve always wanted this plant. In other words, a case of plant lust kicked in. Although...
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