Category Archives: Flowers

I Would Never Say That

The other night I was reading aloud to my husband an annoying Facebook post one of my friends had made. Very little clouds my mostly sunny disposition these days—and this particular post really had nothing to do with me—but it still … Continue reading

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When the Inner Child Bubbles

“After a while the middle-aged person who lives in her head begins to talk to her soul, the kid.” –Anne Lamott, from the novel Joe Jones Yesterday morning I awoke to perfection. My eyes fluttered lazily in the pre-dawn moments … Continue reading

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Cheers to the Goddess of Spring

Thousands of years ago, when the majestic Mount Olympus was hidden somewhere above the clouds, other snow-capped mountains in Greece surrounded it. Goats and sheep grazed on rocky, flower-strewn hillsides while crystal-clear rivers meandered through dark forests between the shimmering … Continue reading

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When My Own Words Fail Me

I am leaving in a few hours to fly out to Los Angeles to visit two of my sons, one who lives there and one who has been interning there all summer.  I am more than a little excited to … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Beauty, Consumed by Joy: My Visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden

Flower If you lean closer to learn how water climbs into a Flower You will hear the Moon sing in the Night of Roots. –Pablo Neruda Simple pleasures . . . a kind word from a friend, a heart-felt compliment from a loved one, … Continue reading

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