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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 11.9.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 11.9.13: imagecourtesymysecretgarden.tumblr It's (almost) all a dream, until reality comes knocking-- in the guise of an unstoppable horde ...

VT 11.9.13

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It's (almost) all a dream, until reality comes knocking--
in the guise of an unstoppable horde or deer or rabbits or voles or moles . . .
Vigilance!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 10.9.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 10.9.13: imagecourtesynotesondesign.tumblr A quick walk through the aisles at the big-box's nursery would have anyone believing that summer ...

VT 10.9.13

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A quick walk through the aisles at the big-box's nursery would have anyone believing that summer has ended, and fall has begun; row upon row of 'juiced' mums, somber ornamental cabbages, as well as endless flats of perky, playful pansies.  I refuse to participate in this ruse; for outside it's 91 and not a rain cloud in sight . . .

Friday, September 6, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 6.9.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 6.9.13: imagecourtesygiftsoflife.tumblr As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more. - Jules Renard ...

VT 6.9.13

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As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.

- Jules Renard





Thursday, September 5, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 5.9.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 5.9.13: imagecourtesygiftsoflife.tumblr Believe that a further shore is reachable from here. Believe in miracles and cures and healing wells...

VT 5.9.13

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Believe that a further shore
is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles
and cures and healing wells.

-Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

poem by Seamus Heaney via Clodagh

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 4.9.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 4.9.13: imagecourtesygiftsoflife.tumblr Today's cool temperature will make watering so much more pleasant.  And all the effort of the past ...

VT 4.9.13

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Today's cool temperature will make watering so much more pleasant.  And all the effort of the past months are now evident.  Swaths of sedums, dahlias, black-eye susans, and pineapple-sage have stepped into the lime-light, supported by a cast comprised of coleus, azaleas, and countless ferns.  I must resist the urge to gloat . . . 

Monday, September 2, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 2.9.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 2.9.13: imagecourtesyathouughtfuleyeblog It's the beginning of the month of September, and for many it is a clear signal of autumn.  Yet th...

VT 3.9.13

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It's the beginning of the month of September, and for many it is a clear signal of autumn.  Yet the absence of rain and the continuance of hot, humid days makes for lots of hand-watering at dusk or dawn.  Thirsty plants, especially zinnias, show their gratitude through even more resplendent blooms.  Until the earth cools, one must stay vigilant . . .