I am taking a permaculture class this month and we have been looking at patterns in nature. Regular, irregular, spiraling, repeating and scattered, once I start looking I see them everywhere. Save

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Signs of Life

A few weeks ago I planted the first seeds of the year. The miracle of something so small, hard and shriveled awakening from the dark, cool soil has begun. For now the little sprouts are so precious, worth a picture, even. They will grow and […]

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Something fresh and clean.

Finally, spring is really here. Sunny days, little buds on the trees, and a good soaking rain that will brighten the green and help the little peas that I planted this weekend to sprout and grow. It was time for something fresh and clean in […]

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Dreaming of Bountiful Gardens

It is a chilly April day here in Maine. After a couple days of April showers, any hints of sun are welcome and in contrast to the the gray of the sky, the grass is becoming bright green. Although its still early for planting, its […]

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Dessert for a Friend

Its a curious thing, how so much time and space can come between friends, but, when reunited, its as though there had been no distance at all. My friend Jamie was visiting last week from Thailand, which has been her home for the past year. […]

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The Light

Across the gardens, across the schoolyards Across the chapels where lovers have leapt    Across the table in our old kitchen                    Across the cities where our future slept                 It’s the […]

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A Hint of Green

The first days of spring are a fragile pleasure. Though the mornings are cold, the sun is slower to leave in the evening, it is warmer and brighter, too. I want to throw myself whole heartedly into what feels like the beginning of this delightful […]

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Small Joys

Time flies by and by the end of the week the beginning seems like a distant, vague memory. The weeks swing round and I find myself in the same spot I was a week ago like no time has passed. But in between are all […]

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A Wintry Day

March has arrived looking no different than February and bringing another blast of snow and icy air. This gave me an unexpected snow day, and the gift of sitting warm, and fairly cozy inside working on various projects while outside the snow blows sideways and […]

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Brunch Luck

I am a pretty devoted breakfast eater. The hour and quantity of when and what I eat very quite a bit depending on the day, but I generally eat something before I leave the house or get too far into my day. I don’t usually […]

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