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    Larry Rettig’s melancholy and ‘Summer Treasures’

    by  • October 15, 2012 • Something different, Summer, Weather • 0 Comments

    Leaf miners eat leaves in a pattern, never seemingly to cross its own path

    Here in the Sierra foothills of California, sometimes the Autumn season brings a feeling of melancholy to gardeners, faced with drooping faded flowers, drizzly rains and overcast skies. Larry Rettig, a member of Dave’s Garden website, pondered this feeling one day while out walking and a poem just came to him that expressed all...

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    Up at dawn

    by  • May 19, 2012 • Something different, Spring, Weather • 4 Comments

    Do you get up early?  I do,…but have found that many couples have one.  One that gets up at dawn and the other who sleeps through it all. The cool air, the purplish cast in the early, early dawn, the soft peeping of the first birds all draw me out to sleepily make my...

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    Silent, and soft, and snow

    by  • February 19, 2011 • Garden, Weather, Winter • 9 Comments

    Everything in life is speaking, in spite of its apparent silence. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan  There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.                                    ~Linda Hogan  

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    Christmas Day Dawn

    by  • December 25, 2010 • Weather, Winter • 6 Comments

    5:30 am- After making the coffee and finishing up last night’s dishes and the family sleeps, turned around to see the sky lit up with red, …another brilliant sky for Christmas Day dawn. Grabbed the camera and bounded up the hill to photograph it over the house and over the goat shed. Not feeling...

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