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The Usual Crowd

They are feathered and furried,  Our usual crowd.  Hungry and hurried,  But not very loud.   They come every day  When the weather’s a-chill.  They are welcome to stay  Enjoy eating their fill.    The Usual Crowd in the back yard, earlier this month on bright, chilly day…. Cheers!  Have a lovely day. Jim   Continue reading The Usual Crowd

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Morning Breaks

Hello 2017.  So glad to see you. You are beautiful! Crisp and bright and full of hope. Hooray! Morning has broken – eternal, bright and fair. The grey and clouds and death of 2016 are behind us. Let’s move on to brighter skies. Loftier goals and a renewed sense of purpose. Happy New Year!  It is going to be a dandy.  🙂 Blue skies and … Continue reading Morning Breaks

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Optimism

I’m an optimist, yes I am. I’m an optimist and I give a damn. I think the election all went wrong. I think we’re singing a terrible song. But what can I do, what can I say? To help the hate and fear go away? I could scream, yell, and say “boo.” But that’s no help to me or you. Now we must resist the … Continue reading Optimism

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Here and Now

Why garden?  Why seed, plant, mulch, water, and tend? Perhaps it is for the opportunity to enjoy momentary beauty.  The instantaneous scenes which we see in the here and now, enriched by our efforts to create beauty about our homes. After a summer of only only sharing my very best pictures, I share with you this evening you the here and now. Today.  Just Now! … Continue reading Here and Now

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Table Manners

I’m really quite keen to be a nice dude I hate to be seen as having been rude. But the light last night – my God it was right! Overwhelmed by the sight, I gave up the fight. The camera came out while sharing our meal Good graces I flout, I guess I’m a heel. But wait till you see the pictures I caught I … Continue reading Table Manners

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The Great American Weed Garden

I bet you’ve heard of English Cottage Gardens.  Or Japanese Water Gardens.  Perhaps you are familiar with Les Jardins Français. But have you heard about the new gardening rage springing from the heart of America? Introducing…. The Great American Weed Garden. Utterly unplanned yet perfectly blended… A study in form and structure… Mother Nature’s shapes and colors… Blending in brilliant harmony. Yes, my friends.  The Great American Weed Garden is truly … Continue reading The Great American Weed Garden