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Asides . . .

Sometimes a thought or a photo strikes me.
Not enough for a full blog, but sticks in my head.
I think, wonder and philosophize.  So much to ponder in nature. 109 more words

Mackintosh and Poppies

The watercolor roses of Charles Rennie Mackintosh delight the eye and tickle the fancy. His are not weak flowers, but sturdy and elegant — much like our brilliant orange California Poppies. 97 more words



Bee-watching is a wonderful distraction from the stresses of life. I can definitely recommend it for a warm, sunny afternoon as spring turns to summer. 165 more words


Paths and Parks, Poppies and Panoramas

In May, I spent a few weeks of holiday back in Sonoma County. As ever, I spent as much time as I could on the bike trails and in the parks. 133 more words


A writing retreat

Trying to jumpstart my summer writing, Matt packed me off for a few days with a big pile of books so I could make as big a mess I wanted, stay up writing as late as I wanted, and eat as crappily as I wanted. 156 more words


Poppies are Popular With Me

This May was the first time I had genuine Poppies (Papaver) blooming in our garden. 287 more words

Garden Tour


Life is full

of struggles




unanswered questions

senseless void

gaping hole

but, then again,

there is always a breakthrough

in the fall, 30 more words