Category Archives: Life

A Mid-Winter’s Spring

Fading, but still beautiful, the strappy sunset-hued blooms of ‘Diane’ Witch Hazel contrast against maroon-red bracts.     Pink, showy flowers of the Dawn Viburnum can fill a room—or garden—with their heady perfume.     It’s here.  The time of year when … Continue reading

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Have a Heart

David beckons from the bedroom dresser. For some reason, I’m not quite into Valentine’s Day as much this year as in year’s past.  And it’s not because it’s one of the most over-commercialized holidays where big black buckets of fragrance-free roses become a tripping … Continue reading

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A “Triple A” Kind of Day

After a hard work week and Friday night margaritas, there is nothing I enjoy more than sleeping in on a Saturday morning while the boyfriend makes a Starbucks run to get our coffee.  This Saturday is no exception…only it was. After … Continue reading

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The following is a 10 minute free write, idea from Nick Rolynd at 30 Minute Fiction.   The trouble with looking through old memorabilia to find something is that you also stumble across pictures of yourself.  In your twenties.  Fresh-faced.  Whole … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

It does a mother good to see her growing son put down a home cooked meal, in this case breakfast.  It is 12:30 PM on a Sunday and the man-boy is still asleep.  Tulip  has been checking in for signs of stirring the past … Continue reading

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Remembering Pete

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.   He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.”  — Author Unknown Our first family pet was Pete, … Continue reading

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An Evening’s Walk

Now that we are in a state of thaw, I can see that my Prince Ivory Helleborus simply went to sleep while under a blanket of white last week.  Stalks still hold their blooms tight and close.  I leash up Buttercup, the golden retriever … Continue reading

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