Garden: Saturday Morning

Mary/ April 14, 2016

I’m sitting in the garden. It’s Saturday morning. I made it halfway out to my office, which is in my garage, out back. I’m weeping. I’m weeping because my heart is spilling over.

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Every Leaf

Mary/ November 16, 2015

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. ….. – Emily Bronte I’ve always loved this poem. Particularly the

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A Ten Year Love Affair

Mary/ August 3, 2015

It’s been ten years, almost to the day, I took possession of my current home. As I look out to the back yard and see the star magnolia reaching across the garden to

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Can’t beat them? Join them.

Mary/ July 13, 2015

I wandered in the garden yesterday and ate blackberries straight off the vine for breakfast. They tasted amazing. Where the unseasonably warm weather here in BC made the local blueberries a little tougher

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Going Home

Mary/ May 25, 2015

I went home to the Okanagan this weekend. Not that I lived there very long, but it was a very special place, and driving along highway 97, the road sometimes hugging the shore

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Snow days in Vancouver

Mary/ December 7, 2014

It’s rare to have cold weather in Vancouver late November/early December.  We had a few inches of snow fall in my neighborhood the other week.  That’s unusual!  One of my favorite things is

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Beauty in the Garden

Mary/ November 25, 2014

As autumn arrives and the leaves are starting to fall in the garden, I appreciate my Callicarpa (Beautyberry) shrub. It produces a “fruit” in the form of a berry, which is a gorgeous purple

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