Category Archives: Flora

Beauty Break

An unexpected visitor – a debilitating backache – appeared four days ago. I suspect that over-consumption of toxic political news left the back door open for this unwanted house guest to slip in. It reminds me of another house guest … Continue reading

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A Rare Find

A couple weekends ago, my husband and I went for a drive to parts of the county we had not been to in years. As usual, I scanned the landscape for beautiful vistas and wildflowers. That morning, we saw scarlet-red … Continue reading

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Harmonious Aging

A lovely spring bouquet of tulips began to show signs of aging – petals fell off or shriveled and curled on the stem, colors changed, and shapes contorted themselves in unexpected ways. Not unlike the aging process in our human … Continue reading

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Vibrant

Visiting a conservatory is one of my favorite winter survival tools. It’s like going on a mini-vacation to the tropics without having to board a plane. When I entered the conservatory at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens near Charlotte, North … Continue reading

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So Many Angles

Sometimes, we can’t see the forest for the trees. The mind can’t quite ascertain what we are looking at. There is too much to take in all at once, or we see a configuration our brain has never seen before … Continue reading

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