Tag Archives: Courtyard Views

I open my eyes. The sun is out. I open my door, and the smell of jasmine, just closing from their nights release, is still heavy in the air. I put on my walking shoes and hit the pavement. I pass others on their way to begin the day. I smile. The birds are singing […]

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     Roses are funny business.     We love them… but they scare us.     Not their thorns, but their finicky nature… or are they?     Finicky.     Consider this: roses have been on this planet longer then we have (there is fossil evidence over 35 million years old), garden cultivating began about 5,000 years […]

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     I have a mutual arrangement with my itty-bitty courtyard garden- I choose certain species of fruits and vegetables, give them a good home, nurture them to maturity, enjoy their product, and, if they’ve behaved like good children, remember a part of them to share with the next generation (I save their seeds).    […]

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     Just as my family and friends up North are putting their gardens ‘to bed’ for the year, mine are recharging and waking up (gardens, not friends). Autumn and Winter are growing seasons in New Orleans. Praise Be the Lord!     So out with old, and in with the new: new knowledge, new hopes, […]

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