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What "Should" Your Child Be Reading?
I grew up in a household of books, and given that there were five kids and two parents with widely divergent interests -- from molecular biology to Bobby Sherman, the singing heartthrob -- there was...
2/13/14 at 12:00 PM Irises Don't Smell 5/24/13 at 4:22 PM
Yesterday, I listened to the 50th anniversary speech commemoration on television of the 1963 March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. Listening made me think d...
8/29/13 at 9:37 AM Awaken Spring! 4/4/13 at 10:39 AM
Peaceful Pleasures 9/12/12 at 11:14 PM
Amaryllis is sometimes called Hippeastrum, which means, "Knight Star". The Metier of Blossoming Fully occupied with growing--that's the amaryllis. Growing especially at night: it would take only a b...
7/26/13 at 7:41 AM
Sitting out in the dirt...
I spent many hours in my garden today. I find work in the garden so gratifying and peaceful. It is a chance to think quiet thoughts while doing productive work that results in one of my greatest joys ...
7/21/13 at 9:35 PM An open letter to STEM Center Principal Michelle Weber... 5/24/13 at 8:55 PM
The season of dirty fingernails - garden therapy 2013. 5/18/13 at 10:16 AM
Jumping the gun
I couldn't help it. I know it's way too early to plant. And I don't plan on planting anytime soon. The snow just finished melting about a week ago, for Pete's sake. But I was at a happy hour gatheri...
5/15/13 at 9:22 AM Winter continues. . . 4/19/13 at 6:58 AM
Tropical flowers 3/8/13 at 7:50 AM
Mystery Flowers and Tenacious B.G.
Someone sent me flowers last week! I'd love to pretend it was a secret admirer, but I'm not the sort of person who gets flowers from secret admirers. I do get flowers from my parents, and sometime...
7/30/12 at 9:00 AM Spring Cupcakes 2/18/10 at 7:50 AM
Wildflowers and lightning bugs
There are times in life when you experience something that is sure to remain with you forever. You think back on it and smile and long for the next time you can make a lasting memory. That happened...
7/18/12 at 3:56 PM Black thumb, green thumb 9/18/11 at 5:36 PM
Learning by Doing 6/14/11 at 10:16 PM
mama mondays: God of the living
As a cradle Catholic, I've gotten to the point at which I feel like I've heard every Scripture passage at least a couple times, many of them much more. This is a good thing! But Sunday morning, the fi...
7/1/12 at 11:01 PM faith fridays: lovely things 6/24/10 at 5:08 PM
writing wednesdays: something lovely for you 6/8/10 at 5:26 PM
Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain
Yes, that's right. I was grateful for the "bad" weather during my time there. Crazy, huh? Well, normally I'd wish for blue skies just like the next fella, but something about this place made the rain ...
6/16/12 at 8:32 AM
Out, out dang dirt!
I get a lot of satisfaction from gardening. Many years ago, when DotMom used to make me help her lug jugs of water out to her garden plot at the local college, I would have never believed I would get ...
5/15/12 at 5:04 AM Rain blame 5/9/11 at 11:34 AM
Pretty pretty please? 5/10/10 at 4:00 AM
BUGA- The German Garden and Horticulture Show 2011: Koblenz
(Written as a co-column with sister column The Bridgehunters Chronicles) People take pride in gardening, a pastime where they plant whatever they want, make their houses and apartments attractive e...
10/27/11 at 6:58 AM
This blog is quickly turning into a gardening blog. Here's a shot of my Asiatic lilies blooming. ...
6/20/11 at 11:15 AM A little project 7/7/10 at 9:43 AM
Flowers for Katie 3/16/10 at 5:18 PM
In the Yard
These little birds are so ugly that only a Mama and Papa bird could love them. Far Guy reported a while back that there was a nest with an egg in it near one of the honeysuckle vines that ...
6/10/11 at 5:12 AM Delphinium Tour 7/23/09 at 3:48 AM
Twin Lupines and Twin Thoughts 6/26/09 at 6:05 AM
You say toe-mah-toe, I say toe-may-toe
The Handy Husband built this garden bed earlier in the spring. He has a thing for garden beds on the sides of houses, because he's a bit particular about the lawn, and grass never grows very well ther...
9/29/10 at 3:48 PM
Stop and smell the flowers
A bee rests on a flower in south Fargo Thursday, July 22, 2010. Carrie Snyder / The Forum ...
7/28/10 at 4:12 AM