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January poems

Ten new poems for January. We hope you enjoy.


Deep in the wee hours
heavens bleached black
only brightest stars shine
Jupiter above all… 600 more words

Costa Rica Life


I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.

Miranda Kerr

Ian Hamilton Finlay at Kettle's Yard

This weekend I renewed my membership of the Botanic Garden, just in time for today’s merciless snowstorm. I may give it a couple of days. From February, however, it will possible to get a preview of spring, as the Orchid Festival gets under way in the glasshouses. 167 more words

What's On In Cambridge

Floral Friday: Orchids

Good morning from a cloudy Hastings morning.  We are supposed to be getting rain today.  So it is a good chance for me to sit in front of the TV and bead my dress. 276 more words


Surprise Orchids in the Asian Gardens

It was a beautiful day in at the Botanical Garden this week and I was fully engaged. I get that way sometimes, loosing my sense of time and place as I see everything from fresh perspectives through my lens. 54 more words


Behind the Orchids: Setting Up the Show

A lot of work goes into making an exhibit like this year’s orchid show, “Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty.” Of course there’s the joint effort of Smithsonian Gardens, U.S. 1,014 more words