How About A Sunday Stroll?

Good morning. Grab your coffee or tea and and please join me for a stroll through my little corner of paradise. I’ve always pictured heaven as a garden, and I hope that the good Lord will let me work in His; but then, I wonder . . . what...

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What To Do If You’re Daylily Crazed

‘Reflections in Time’ (Salter 2002) Up front, I’ll tell you . . . if you’re already there, I can’t help you. The first two years I was seriously “into” daylilies, I nearly lost my mind, and the children’s inheritance, but I do know the signs: You join the local...

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Eating GF/CF On The Road

One of the biggest fears for anyone who has food intolerances or allergies is eating out. I eat out a great deal because I have three children involved in activities here and there. In my hometown, I’ve memorized all the restaurants where I can eat safely. Traveling halfway across...

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Saving Elizabeth Lawrence’s Garden

Have you ever wanted to own a historic garden, one created by someone who’d made it and herself famous? What would it be like? If the gardener were deceased, would any of the garden remain? Would you ever feel like it was yours? Could you make changes, or would...

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The Poppy

The Poppy By Francis Thompson (1859-1907) SUMMER set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flush’d print in a poppy there; Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came, And the fanning wind puff’d it to flapping flame. With burnt mouth red like a lion’s it...

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Biltmore: Under The Spell

Our second stop (the first was Graceland, and you don’t want to know) on the Red Dirt vacation was Biltmore, the palatial estate created by George Washington Vanderbilt II, and still owned by members of the Vanderbilt family, located in Asheville, NC. The only word which comes to mind...

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