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Late Summer

Well, I didn’t write after the beach, but we had a great time there.  It was HOT, the kind of hot that’s wonderful with a breeze and 69 degree water to wade out into.  I love floating out in the … Continue reading

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Gardens in the Home Stretch

My garden and the Plot Against Hunger gardens are heading toward fall. There are peppers, which come on brilliantly at this time of year, flourishing tomatoes and some struggling summer squash and zucchini. I am not sure there is going … Continue reading

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Some Quotes and Some Books

Alys, of Gardening Nirvana, set a gentle quotation challenge for me a couple weeks ago. It was three quotes in three days. She gave us some latitude, though, to do it as we wished, so I am doing it all at … Continue reading

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Neglected Chores: A Garden Update

Last weekend was not much for gardening. I went away on Saturday and Sunday was far too hot to be outside doing anything other than swimming or sitting in the shade reading. I did get to the garden on Monday … Continue reading

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Of Winter Coats and Summer Harvests

Friday evening I came home to a notice in my mailbox that I had a package being held hostage at the main post office. I had no idea what it would be, but I hightailed it there in the sluicing … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox, Fall Sprouts

Since the 22ndof September was the autumnal equinox, today it can be said to be fall.  It was a glorious day, the sort that the Washington area gets throughout October:  clear skies, low seventies and low humidity. I went by … Continue reading

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