Monthly Archives: September 2013

Embracing autumn

I had planned to do a special post on the equinox (September 21), welcoming the official arrival of autumn with open arms, but as you’ll have realized, I’ve been distracted.  Rest assured, however, that I was fully aware of the … Continue reading

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The leaving of Limo

Ten days have passed since my last post.  This was not my intention, but a dreaded event has come to pass that has occupied most of my attention.  Our dear, sweet Limo was diagnosed with malignant lymphoma about a month … Continue reading

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Fading-flower foraging

The day before yesterday, as I was looking at our Portulaca moss roses again (featured in two of my last three posts), I went a bit farther afield to our crop of chrysanthemums and noticed that a spotted cucumber beetle … Continue reading

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Portulaca pas de deux

I returned yesterday to the scene of the subject of my Portulaca post from the day before.  The blossom that I presented then had completely withered and disappeared, but more had appeared, as I had expected.  It rained from around … Continue reading

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Webnesday (9)

As August was drawing to a close, I was meandering around outside our cabin, concen-trating on the few sumac leaves whose vascular systems had been compromised by some means or other and were already changing color toward their legendary, blazing … Continue reading

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Portulaca perseverance

Although our red roses have now lost all their petals, the little white Portulaca moss roses are still bravely enduring the heat and the drought.  I was having a close look today at those that grow in a planter on … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: The last rose of summer 2013

I feel a need to start a new category.  I’ve really enjoyed my Silly Saturdays and my Serenity Sundays, but today I am feeling particularly melancholy.  There are a number of reasons, on which I may elaborate in the near … Continue reading

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