Monthly Archives: May 2011

I am sitting on my backyard deck, rocking slowly on a glider. It’s warm and the humidity is low, thanks to the cool front that blew through last night. The soothing voice of Denny Mathews floats from a portable radio, … Continue reading

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My father-in-law had a substantial garden in his backyard, until the liver cancer sapped his energy and eventually took his life. His house was built on ground that had been farmed for cotton and soybeans not too many years before. … Continue reading

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Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw. ~ Henry David Thoreau. OK, sure, I guess. I never know for certain what Mr. H. D. Thoreau is saying. Three times I’ve tried reading … Continue reading

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It seems I may be getting carried away with the picture taking. That’s OK. It’s a nice diversion. Seeing new life emerge from the seeds I planted in the soil I  fashioned  is reassuring somehow, especially after the events of … Continue reading

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