Category Archives: garden

Herbs of an Older Grace

I use herbs a lot, and I relish their names. There’s one that doesn’t appear in this poem but has a particularly lovely name: mignonette.It’s definitely an old-fashioned herb, my mother grew it but I’ve not seen it anywhere since … Continue reading

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One Afternoon

Some memories bring such a rush of delight, and this is one, added to by time and the joy of the occasion … ONE AFTERNOON the summer of mother’s yellow hat flies into memory                                     on the width of the wind … Continue reading

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The Casual Garden

I’m busy planning my garden; I’m not a formal gardener, tulips don’t suit me as they stand too straight, like guardsmen, and always seem to be planted in rigid rows. So, give me winding paths, flowers casually grown, and the … Continue reading

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Song of Mary Magdalene

Easter Sunday coming up. But we have to get through the pain and grief of Good Friday first. It may not be the Christian Good Friday but we all go through suffering and pain at some time or other in … Continue reading

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Company

Sometimes I sit in the garden and do nothing but listen to whoever is around, wonder at their busyness, contemplate infinity or the spinning of a spider. Enough for a quiet afternoon …   RUMOURS                                               a party of blue jays … Continue reading

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Morning

Deer come through our garden fairly regularly. Our vegetables are well-protected under chicken-wire cages, but I let roses grow extra high so that they can’t be reached and eaten … A MORNING sunlight scatters                               over daffodil spears dapples creeping thyme … Continue reading

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The Purple Garden

We have a lot of lavender in the garden. I have dried enough lavender to make breads, jellies, sachets, and more. I love the smell of it, and a couple of drops of lavender oil on my pillow help me … Continue reading

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