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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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Heads Locked

Deer are on the move, rutting in our back woods, and elsewhere, though I haven’t managed to get photos of them in action … HEADS LOCKED I came into the room                         to get a book but movement on the patio … Continue reading

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The Gentleman in Red

Both Santa Claus and Father Christmas derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas, or Saint Nicholas, whose day was celebrated yesterday in the Netherlands. Children there put out a clog filled with hay and a carrot for his horse the … 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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Fruit Haiku

Fruit heavy on the branches; friends and neighbours overloaded and giving fruit and vegetables to friends, neighbours, or the Food Bank. It’s the season when we stock up for winter, just like squirrels … deer eating         … Continue reading

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garden gate

Driving home, as I turn a corner I catch a glimpse of someone or something …  small things, moments caught and held in memory, that one tries to pin down, go back to, hold onto … these things … A … Continue reading

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