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"Up on the rooftop reindeer pause…" Wait a minute; it's too late for that. Those are 20-pound turkeys scrambling around my rooftop, driving my two... [Read More]
"For in truth, the turkey is in comparison (to the bald eagle) a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.... [Read More]
"A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March." ~ Brutus in William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," Act I, Scene 2 When Julius Caesar hears this... [Read More]
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." ― Attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)Although Robert Louis Stevenson... [Read More]
And in his needy shop a tortoise hung, An alligator stuff'd, and other skins Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves A beggarly account of... [Read More]
"'Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners: so that if we... [Read More]
Faire Daffadils, we weep to see You haste away so soone: As yet the early-rising Sun Has not attain'd his Noone. ~ Robert Herrick, To... [Read More]
"I wander'd lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o'er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crown,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the... [Read More]
"Never mind about 1066 William the Conqueror, 1087 William the Second. Such things are not going to affect one?s life … but 1932 the Mars... [Read More]
"Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power ... it is the best friend of those... [Read More]
"Americans…saw themselves creating a society in the image of a garden." ~ Leo Marx, The Machine in the Garden, 1964 In Sunday's Mail Tribune column... [Read More]
"Again and again our writers have introduced … the machine as invading the peace of an enclosed space, a world set apart …" — Leo... [Read More]
I never saw a moor,I never saw the sea;Yet know I how the heather looks,And what a wave must be. — Emily Dickinson, 1890Emily's Dickinson's... [Read More]
"She reminded me that the world was really one bee yard, and the same rules work fine in both places. Don't be afraid, as no... [Read More]
“I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of... [Read More]
We're neither pure, nor wise, nor good We'll do the best we know. We'll build our house and chop our wood And make our garden... [Read More]
"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the... [Read More]
"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me... [Read More]
“It was on the wings of seeds that Thoreau sailed home, where he found peace…" ~ Gary Nabham in Faith in a Seed (1993) about... [Read More]
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness ... " — Gertrude Jekyll, "Wood and Garden," 1899Just as Gertrude Jekyll noted more... [Read More]