Monthly Archives: March 2011

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ~Proverb

March is a ‘right mixy’ month, to use a country expression.  Last week’s balmy warmth was followed by snow and today is cold, cold, cold, followed by a projected warm spell and then more snow to round out this month … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore, History, and Allergies

Being passionate about the past, I relish a connection to those who’ve gone before us.  I’m fascinated with history and love old homes, historic sites, all that ties us to the richness of bygone ages.  Intrigued with herbal lore, I … Continue reading

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For Duck Lovers

The ducks are assembling on the river at my parent’s house and their old friend is back, and possibly his original mom.  Those of you who remember my post last summer about The Duck Who Thinks He’s A Chicken will … Continue reading

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City of Tranquil Light

This book attracted my notice because of my Chinese connection with the past.  Not only did I spend my early childhood in Taiwan where my parents taught English, but my grandmother was born and raised in China by her missionary … Continue reading

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Spring Is When the Meadowlark Sings~

Flashes of lightning and the rumble of an approaching thunderstorm woke me early this morning.  Typical crazy March weather here in the Shenandoah Valley.  Yesterday a cold snap followed on the heels of several wonderfully balmy days.  The weatherman predicts … Continue reading

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Gardening Is Dear To My Heart~

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ~ Ruth Stout At long last, after a long, cold winter, spring has returned to the Shenandoah Valley.   If it could always be spring….what … Continue reading

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Make Way For Ducklings

When the world was new and I was young, I ordered a dozen Rouen ducklings (resemble large mallards) from a game farm and began my love affair with ducks, blessed by its moments of joy and cursed with inevitable tragedy.  … Continue reading

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