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Quiet Pear Tree

QUIET PEAR TREE We leave for work early most mornings, feeling rushed and late.  Work is hard, especially on Mondays with backups from the weekend business.  We get home later to find household and lawn chores, homework to help with, the news, … Continue reading

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Coming Clean

  Friday evening’s return home from a long day brightened considerably when I found a Fed Ex package on my front porch.  It was a heavy, odd sized envelope from a friend in Alabama.  Hey, I never get packages from … Continue reading

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Peonies bloom in May

Every May I am distracted from life by the most fragrant, plump, blooms of peony bushes in parks, allies and yards of others.  The peony has always been my favorite flower, pink, white & reds,a silky soft and fluffy with … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s simple

This year, 2013 I moved into a home with no dishwasher, no disposal and laundry in a questionable basement.  The bedrooms (2) are small with lighted but limited closet space.  The floors are hardwood but damaged from leaking radiators of … Continue reading

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Pottery Shop Chapel

Several years ago, a special friend and I ventured out to find a pottery shop in a small town several hours from our own.  Upon reaching our destination, we learned via a note on the door, that the potter had … Continue reading

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Duck Soup!

Yesterday morning  was filled with disagreeable tasks including tax documentation preparation, accounting entries, checkbook balancing and other tedious chores.  I headed home for lunch late, hungry and crabby to find nothing to eat. In the freezer sat a frozen duck that had been … Continue reading

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Basil, tomato, cheese toss

Fresh from the garden, cherry tomatoes with chopped basil, both picked and washed right before preparing and serving.  Add some chopped mozzarella or other soft cheese, toss in vinegar, lemon or lime and olive oil, salt and pepper, then add … Continue reading

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Inside an Antiquarium

Drive over soft curvy hills, covered with green, gold, distant patterns, East on Highway 136 from Auburn, NE, just West of the Missouri River to find a small town populated with artists, intellectuals, philosophers, musicians, writers and poets.  Brownville, Nebraska … Continue reading

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The Rose Asset

Roses seem so formal, so proper, for many important occasions.  They are generally pricey at the shop but a universally meaningful gift.   The reason I love roses is for their fragrance and colorful blooms from spring to fall.  They … Continue reading

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Shortbread

You almost always have the ingredients for Shortbread in your cabinet.  But… the pan… I finally ordered a short bread pan because I just love short bread with coffee, wine, fruit or just stag.    It’s less than a cake, … Continue reading

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Raid the Cabinets

It’s time to “Raid the Cabinets.”  That’s right.  Use what you have.  See whats it in those cabinets and create something beautiful, healthy and delicious!  I went to the cabinet searching for something… something….Hum.  A can of artichokes, some tuna, … Continue reading

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