Category Archives: Gardening

Our Side of the Fence

For over a month we had a temporary fence in the place where there once was a wooden one. When we moved in, there was a fence in basket weave, what I deemed to be hideous, and so much so … Continue reading

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I cannot think of anything to write, so…

Sometimes, the mind is like a sieve and everything slips right out of it. Ideas that you have and thoughts that were running through it seem to disappear somewhere into that gray matter. Sometimes, we are not saying exactly what … Continue reading

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Coffee with the unforgettable Bob Enkey

On Thursday, I learned that a good friend and colleague from New Trier was no longer among us. Bob Enkey was one of the nicest friends and colleagues a person could have, a talented Art Teacher and human being. When … Continue reading

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Creeping after Charlie

I walked into the wet part of my backyard and was saddened by the raspberries. Our landscaping guys, who are wonderful, thought they were doing us a favor by cutting down the raspberries at the end of the season, and … Continue reading

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Rain Barrels and interesting people

MK says I seem to make the most interesting connections and find the most interesting people. I have been searching for rain barrels for some time. I have had my current two for a very long time and it seems … Continue reading

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