The Gardener's Apprentice

October 5, 2015
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Bodacious Bougainvillea

I have a friend of the clerical persuasion who is a wonderful gardener. When I say “wonderful”, I don’t mean that his suburban lot looks like Longwood Gardens. I mean that when he sets his mind to growing something well, … Continue reading

December 29, 2014
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Solstice Thoughts

Every year in late December scores of visitors make their way to Stonehenge, the ancient earth and stone monument near Salisbury, England, to celebrate the winter solstice.  The enormous stones are arranged on a solstitial axis, meaning that at the … Continue reading

October 20, 2014
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Winter Color

The late Joan Rivers often started comic riffs with the words, “Can we talk?”  It’s time to follow her lead and talk about getting through the winter. Some of us give thanks when hard frosts arrive, because we can take … Continue reading