“The Arboretum now nurtures people in the same way it once nurtured trees. It feeds their spirits and souls, their minds and bodies. It provides somewhere to put down roots, to be part of and give strength one to another through its collective efforts, its coming together whether to fight that which threatens it or to nurture its young and old, each “tree” supporting and being supported by its neighbours.”
~ The Arboretum Story, 1991
prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and gardens–find it all at the arboretum.
do you know the land where the lemon trees blossom; where the golden oranges glow in the dark foliage.
~ Maeve Binchy
I use lemons so often in cooking that I’ve decided to try my hand at growing my own lemon tree. Will my venture be successful? We’ll see. I may have to wait two years for it to fruit. Ugh! But I’m willing to give it a shot.
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The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
~ Alfred Austin
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Romance is a tough category to write. I’m thrilled that Sea Glass Cottage has been recognized by the Kindle Book Review as a winning story. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. It’s such an honor!!
You can only run so far before you have to stand and fight.
Mysterious Isabella Rialto comes to Pelican Pointe to find solace, shelter, and quiet. What she gets instead is Thane Delacourt, an ex NFL jock who’s come back home to raise his little boy. Sparks fly between them from the onset. Thane’s wary of making another relationship mistake. And he has Jonah to think about. But that’s nothing compared to Isabella’s past. Will their love be enough to ensure a future together? Or will everything crumble around them in a deadly game of obsession?
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Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
~ Henry James
Photo credit: Soothing Dew
Fight each round, take it on the chin
And never never never ever give in.
This October, knock cancer on its ass.
Give me a jar, any kind of jar, and I can rule the world!!
Make scented oil candles for Christmas
Make an herb garden!
A mason jar wind chime
Use them for inexpensive luminaries
Got seashells? Display them in jars!
Photos: Pinterest Pinners