The Repercussions of Neglect

By |2018-03-02T16:41:16-06:00May 11th, 2013|

The timing of a recent trip was perfect, and imperfect. I left feeling weary, overwhelmed by nasty weather and too much work, my Midwestern world persistently clinging to winter. Everything was brown and soggy, buds [...]

Flowers for Mother’s Day

By |2018-03-02T19:01:43-06:00May 10th, 2010|

I'm not a fan of store-bought flowers, even florist-bought flowers. But I love having flowers in the house. I'm also not a big fan of Mother's Day--or I should say, I'm not keen on the [...]

Soul gardening

By |2018-03-02T19:03:43-06:00March 24th, 2009|

This week is spring break—and while some of our friends are traveling to warmer climes, we’re at home, running errands in the rain.             As much as I wish I were someplace warm, I love [...]

Stop and smell the lilacs

By |2018-03-02T19:06:53-06:00June 5th, 2008|

While most lilacs bloom in May, mine wait. Their progress is leisurely, but worth the wait. If you walk outside my house, the air is perfumed with their purple scent. My whole garden is lavender this week--irises, chives and lilacs. Each has [...]

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