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Gardening; it's a tough gig!

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself…   May Sarton

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. 1,151 more words

Life's Lessons

If only she read astrology

She brushes off the

snow from her red hands

and wishes she was a man.  He

is ten feet away and peeing into

a frozen stream.   87 more words

The Ups and Downs of Growing Fig Trees in Northern Illinois

Yesterday my son and I buried our fig trees for the winter. Well, we buried one and removed another that had been struggling for two years now. 1,349 more words

Blue Island

One Man's Trash...

Alert “06880” reader Ed Paul had already put 75 bags of leaves on North Avenue. He was worried he’d have to start blocking the sidewalk if the town did not come by soon to pick them up. 169 more words



The in-laws gifted us these two fig tree cuttings and sent over a small bowl of figs from the tree they were cut from.  Tasty!  I hadn’t ever eaten a fresh fig before, my only exposure to figs of any sort was by way of those Newton cookies and the occasional holiday candied treat.   220 more words





On bare

Fig tree

Branch tips


By evening’s

Fading light


Raucous calls

Until dark

–Image, Craig Roberts–


Things That Tickled My Fancy Today - 5th October Edition

I was enjoying a glass of wine this evening while taking in the ever changing view. The wind had died down and one of the Turkeys was making discovery noises. 147 more words

Every Day