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You Say Tomato…I Say, Where Did That Come From? 

During its three summers of existence, my backyard garden continually surprises me. Flowers spread out and pop up in unexpected places. Plants that I thought had died resurrect the following spring. A basil plant shows up in a metal container … Continue reading

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Day of Remembrance: Joplin Tornado

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. On this date, and day, in 2011, a massive EF5 tornado devastated the communities of Joplin and Duquesne. Considered one of the biggest and deadliest tornadoes in the past 70 years, … Continue reading

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Surrender 49: Creating a Little Chaos of My Own

With the temperatures reaching a high of 77 degrees today, I totally surrendered to the call of the outdoors. Such a gorgeous day in February was an exciting gift, one I couldn’t wait to unwrap and enjoy. Donning old clothes, … Continue reading

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Journey 328: Goodnight Beautiful Garden

We have had such a splendid fall. Warm days, with just the right amount of rain, have extended the life of my backyard paradise. I have taken advantage of the unseasonably mild weather, enjoying cups of tea, reading and coloring … Continue reading

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Journey 277: Simple Sunday

Sunday is my favorite day, a time for a slower pace and self care and creative pursuits. And sometimes, as was the case today, simple pleasures. I had intended to complete a larger project. My Darling left leg said no. … Continue reading

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Journey 251: Magical Moments

I have a morning ritual that I enjoy, which is to move through the house, room by room, and open the wooden blinds. I love the way the sunlight filters in, and how the outdoors becomes part of my indoors.  … Continue reading

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Journey 249: Loving Me, Loving You

Sundays are soulful days for me, a time to disconnect from busyness as often as I can. On these self care days I can focus inward on my heart and soul, upward on my Creator, and then outward on others. … Continue reading

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