If One Could not Afford a Feast, it is Enough to Bring a Flower

Beach Meadows, January 5, 2021 (cell phone photos) Happy New Year Dear Philip, I titled this blog post from a quote taken from that incredibly beautiful piece on the solstice and winter you sent from The New York TImes. gorgeous writing and story-telling alongside images that inspired a kinship with the deep quiet of winter. I

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A winding down

Jerusalem artichoke on the wane Beach Meadows, November 21 Dearest Philip, You’ve probably wondered where the heck I got to: I sent you off that batch of photos from September until Halloween and thought I’d type a bit to go with them. And then the U.S. elections hit  full force. I blame sleepless nights courtesy of  NPR’s coverage

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The Meadows

Port Medway, September 7 Monarch in a sea of knapweed in the first meadow, July. Lynn: Philip, I know you’ve wanted me to write about the meadows and I’ve been procrastinating; no reason except perhaps I’d expected more of a “show” in the meadows (there are three of them, behind the cottage, past the apple

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A Glossary of Terms

Common vs Latin botanical nomenclature Allium, Salvia, Delphinium, Baptisia and Verbascum in the “popping” seaside garden. I’ve used mostly common names for plants in the blog but practice the Latin as more of a personal memory challenge which I employ on my walks with Philip who has a mind like a steel trap and whips

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