Tag Archives: seasons

Sprucing Up the Porch for Autumn

Summer is winding down, as I have already mentioned. The big blue pots on either side of the front door have been planted up with red geraniums, a vine-y thing, and a looks-like-petunias-but-its-really-something-else-I-can’t-remember-cascade-y thing. They have been pretty accents on the porch, but they have suffered from forgetful watering several times and the stress of […]

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September – Summer’s Swan Song

Summer is winding down. It has been an awfully rich time for my family – a big trip “out west” including a week-long family reunion at Yellowstone National Park to celebrate my parents’ fiftieth anniversary, then home to continue the celebration with a party to honor them, more time with extended family, visits from friends, camps, time alone with The Husband, garden revamp […]

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Savor Summer: 5 Ways, 5 Senses, 5 Minutes

Nectarines — one of those fruits that are only good in season (photo credit: Tori Luther) Summer is almost over, but more about that tomorrow. Right now, before it ends, here is what I wish everyone in the northern hemisphere would do: Taste — Get your hands on a tomato. Any version grown in somebody’s […]

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}: Ordinary-Extraordinary

Pretty The anenome ‘September Charm’ has just started to bloom this week. I look forward to these sweet, five-petaled, soft-pink blossoms every year. Happy The tomatoes are finally arriving regularly from the vines. Six weeks or so of tomato-bliss! And, lots of zinnias to cut for the house from a couple of clumps in the […]

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Quick! Before It Rains…

Almost all the garden work I do is done in frantic bursts. I rush outside and sprinkle some lettuce seeds in a square section of one of our raised beds. I run out and weed the herbs for fifteen minutes. I quickly mix up some rose spray and douse the bushes before I take a […]

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head edition

Pretty I always think pansies are such cheerful flowers. These and their matching partners flank our front door. Happy It makes me happy to have gotten these perennials yesterday. They are destined to live on the “back” side of the brick wall my dad built last fall along the side of our property. Funny This […]

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}: In the Garden

Pretty Forget-me-nots have self-seeded themselves for several years in this little bed on the north side of our house. They are surely some of the most cheerful flowers on God’s good earth. Happy I am so happy to see this shrub thriving and showing off its fancy new spring leaf-duds. Or maybe its new hairstyle. […]

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}: Spring (Almost Summer!) Edition

SPRING!!!!!! (Or, almost SUMMER!!!!!)Pretty I know. It’s all Georgia O’Keeffe and everything. I get lost in its center and can’t find my way out. Happy Sandals! No socks! On March 13! I know! It’s all Florida or something — certainly not south-central Pennsylvania… Funny Funny how a little thing like getting one’s hands in some […]

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