Monthly Archives: January 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Thoughts of sunlight and spring….

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Arachnid Innocence Project aka Justice for Spiders

Last night I ran across a photograph I took at Duke Gardens a few years ago of a light green spider on a Polianthes tuberosa flower.  I’d seen them before on occasion, but didn’t know the name, so off to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

One year ago today, my 76 year old Willow Oak was removed.  It was structurally unsound and rot was weakening it from the inside out.  It was sad, but I’m grateful for all the sun it left in its place…

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Winter Reflections

In the business of horticulture here in zone 7b, winter is a time for regrouping.  It’s a dormant period for many of us, just like that of a plant, time to slow down many of the more public processes and … Continue reading

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So What’s a Zen View?

So what’s a Zen View anyway?  Sounds kind of spiritual, doesn’t it?  The experience can certainly be spiritual if you’re open to it, but unlike a lot about spirituality, the magic of the Zen View can be easily understood. I … Continue reading

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Follow the Green Tongue!

I’m the daughter of a world-class worrier.  My dear mother could identify every possible negative outcome and stare into it as if by keeping it in her sights, she could………what?  watch its approach?  intimidate it?  stop it?   So I was … Continue reading

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