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Doodads 4/4/20

I'll be playing an online virtual board game with my kids today so will be "gone."  I did want to share one of the things I did yesterday.  My older son's girlfriend gave me a gift for Christmas of herb growing kit.  I opened it yesterday and was instructed to soak the seeds for 24… Continue reading Doodads 4/4/20

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Winter at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park — Part 1 of 3 — outside

You may have been wondering where I was today.  Instead of signing in, I brewed a pot of coffee, took a quick bath, then headed over to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.  Younger son and his wife bought me a membership for Christmas.  I chose today to go for a few reasons.  One is I'M… Continue reading Winter at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park — Part 1 of 3 — outside

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Thursday Inspiration 39 — Flower Power

I have what they call Flower Power. It starts at the tip of my ratted lavender-scented bouffant and vines down to the tips of my squeaky yellow PVC boots. As I fly over spring terrain, my shimmery green silk cape sends sparkles everywhere that makes seeds germinate when my boyfriend hero, Sol, warms things up.… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 39 — Flower Power

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#FFFC — A Place to Grow

Finding a place to grow food in the city was becoming an emergent crisis. Overpopulation forced building housing on every square inch of land that wasn't streets or sidewalks. The price of food, both at grocery stores and at farmers markets made it unaffordable to most. Growing one's own became essential. Bands of like-minded (and… Continue reading #FFFC — A Place to Grow

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Growing Friendship

image link Mayzey started volunteering twenty hours a week at the community garden. She hoped to build new friendships with other volunteers, and it wasn't long before she met one of the regulars. Matiz was in his 70s and had been helping with the garden since it was first planted twenty years previously. Matiz was… Continue reading Growing Friendship

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#MM — Tale Weaver, FOWC, WOTD, 3TC — Photographer Origin Story

I've been a photographer since I could see. What I mean by that is that my eyes are cameras. My eyes have always been keen and have seen things in a way that is different than many. As a small child, I spent endless hours watching life in flora and fauna go about its business,… Continue reading #MM — Tale Weaver, FOWC, WOTD, 3TC — Photographer Origin Story

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#MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

image link Umber the earthworm had spent his entire life in the front yard of Mrs. Jones, wiggling and writhing through the dirt and trying to stay out of the path of hungry moles. So far in this, his sixth month, he had been successful in staying alive and having fun frolicking with his many… Continue reading #MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

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Gloss

This year I participated in our local library's first ever implementation of a seed bank. They took those gorgeous wooden cabinets that held the cards people could use to find books and now use a computer screen instead and turned it into being a keeper of seed packets. They communicated with heirloom seed companies and… Continue reading Gloss

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The Daily Prompt — Black — Soil and PJ

image link The first thing that comes to mind with the word Black is Eddie Vedder mournfully wailing about his lost love.  More about that later. The next thing is soil.  Connected to yesterday’s prompt, neophyte, before I knew anything about gardening, my belief was that the blacker the soil was the better it was… Continue reading The Daily Prompt — Black — Soil and PJ

#OctPoWriMo2017 · flora · gardening · nature · OctPoWriMo · poetry

Day — OctWriPoMo — Shared Love

All of my hosta doubled this year My Rose of Sharon hit 6 feet this summer The peonies were so fragrant The marigolds took over the patch by the garage I started some red pine from seeds! Those iris rhizomes you gave me all bloomed! The tomato seeds from the heirlooms all sprouted The lilacs… Continue reading Day — OctWriPoMo — Shared Love