Thinking of Spring and COVID-19

We are sheltering at home except for essentials here in southwest Florida. Some of our friends/neighbors have left for homes up north due to Covid-19 – one couple to Toronto because their insurance won’t cover Covid-19 treatment in the US and another couple back to Missouri because both have conditions that increase their vulnerability and they want to be near […]

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The Golden Spring

I read Robert Frost’s poem¬†Nothing Gold Can Stay way back in my first or second year of college – 53 years ago or so. I’m a bit amazed that I remember it, though vaguely, because I don’t have clear memories of many things that I learned way back then. Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold… The […]

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Tulips

I have a few tulips growing in my garden but this isn’t one of them. The ones in my garden never bloom because the deer eat the emerging leaves and bud stalk in very early spring, before we return to Michigan to use our deer repellent. I really don’t mind sharing my space with deer but my garden – not […]

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Watching for More Spring

  Dateline: Hidden Lake Garden, M-50 in southern Michigan. There was no mistaking that we were still in an early spring woods, but our spirits were full of anticipation, fueled by glimpses of the ethereal haze of pale green or red buds on the occasional tree in the distance. It was warmer this week – I was comfortable in crop […]

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