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Happy Summer Solstice!

Progress on the cottage has come to a stop at the moment due to the persistent rain that has been going on and off for over a week. 336 more words


Days Of Whine And Desert Roses

There was talk in the garden center, recently — a really juicy piece of gossip personally told to me by a customer. Now, I’m not one to gossip, but this is too huge to keep to myself . 768 more words

Nitty Gritty Dirt Man

an old Beech tree & hydrangea...

“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space — a place not just set apart….”   Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardner’s Education


The Promise of Future Fruit

Here are some pictures of the fruit trees from last week. The Magpies seem quite keen on the big yellow cherries, which are ripe despite being yellow. 444 more words


We'll always have arugula

Welp, the rabbits have had their day and then some.  They have summarily and sneakily done away with our ground-level lettuces, kale, romanesco, and endive. They also managed to get back into the peas, despite the brand-new netting on the cage. 435 more words


Olives are now bottled

These are the green olives from our olive harvest.  They had to be kept soaking for a few more days than the black olives in order to eliminate the bitterness. 52 more words


The Rebirth – A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of  281 more words

Colleen's Weekly Haiku, Tanka, Haibun Poetry Challenges