Monthly Archives: October 2011

To Sleep Now

I’ve been blessed with good sleep genes. I sleep so easily and so well that I hesitate to take a sleeping pill, in case I wouldn’t wake up for a long time. My favorite story about this is when I … Continue reading

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Keeper of the Violet

When I was in my late teens Mom and I visited one of her friends who gave her an African violet. Mom was the driver of the car and she asked me to hold the violet on our drive home. … Continue reading

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Bringing Plants Indoors

I have been bringing my geraniums indoors to keep them over winter. They were so pretty this year. I suppose they are really pretty every year. The red of the blooms seemed so vibrant this year and I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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My Experiment

I have had a growing fondness for marigolds. I used to get a few marigold plants from a nursery each spring but never tried to grow them from seeds. Then I discovered that the spent blooms were full of long, … Continue reading

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Baking Cookies

Today was a perfect day for baking cookies, cool and rainy outdoors, cozy and warm in my kitchen. As I lifted the cookies from the baking sheet to the wire rack, I was filled with a sense of satisfaction. I … Continue reading

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