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November 27, 2017
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Vita in November and December

Damp, chilly, end-of November/early-December days call for the kind of coziness that can only be achieved by curling up in a warm place with a hot drink and a good book.  In my case, the most recent book was Stephanie … Continue reading

August 4, 2014
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Beautiful Balloons

Lately the balloon flower—Platycodon grandiflorus—has been stalking me. As I wander through garden centers in search of mid-summer bargains, the inflated buds pop out from the pallets. A neighbor’s border overflows with a blue-flowered variety. Last week, on a visit … Continue reading