Archive for May, 2011

Meet Gaia

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

My husband’s gift to me today, a “Fjellheim” Japanese Maple! I’ve named it Gaia — mother. We bought it locally, and I’m so happy with it! From this: To this: We’ve got much more planting to do, but first we needed to position the tree. This is the north side of the house, and most […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. – William Makepeace Thackeray And the card I sent to my mother: Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. – […]

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No Half Measures

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

As my husband says, nothing is ever halfway with me. After reading Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, I’ve wondered exactly how to follow his advice: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” I recently purchased a small pile of books, several of which feel intuitively revolutionary to me. The titles: […]

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