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you see rampant summer phlox choking out everything in its vicinity & spend hours trying to keep it manageable, but the visual impact is stunning when it blooms. the garden teaches many lessons. there’s always more to learn.

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the yard’s as full of memories as the house. nearly always see things you wish you could change, but it gets rave reviews. a matter of perspective!

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can see [my antique rose bush] Old Blush blazing like a chandelier as you write. have bouquet of it & Souvenirs [de Malmaison, another antique rose] on bedside table with more ready to be picked. liberation from worries at your fingertips. spirit lifters you’ve nurtured, returning the favor tenfold.

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Dominant Hand: Such sad, strange times. Joys seems increasingly elusive.

Alternate Hand: but it never disappears. can be a matter of attitude but sometimes it just blazes or pops up, like seeing the 1st hyacinth bean bloom or Dottie catching her ball in midair or baby Charlie blowing kisses. moments of delight among all this sadness are especially sweet, gifts to be cherished.

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Dominant Hand [after writing about my resentment & hurt feelings]:  Just took a break & watered the back yard. The ‘cemetery’ rose is starting to bloom. Thank God for dogs & flowers.

Alternate Hand: so hard to be objective when living in solitude. have often said dogs don’t give much feedback. part of their charm!

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gave neighbor kids sweet pea bouquets & all were wowed. lovely, aptly-named flowers.

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interesting that in ‘Nemesis’ Miss Marple can no longer work in her garden. turned her chair so she can’t see all that needs to be done. told someone that she ‘prefers flowers.’ you can relate to all of this completely.

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spring is an especially rewarding & bountiful season. and for the 1st time ever you have unencumbered time for it. pacing yourself & knowing when to stop are the only limitations. taking good care of yourself & your garden are eminently worthy goals.

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impossible not to find something to do in the garden. love flowers for their beauty & their ability to surprise & delight you.

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constantly surprised by the quiet persistence of plants. seem to bide their time & reappear years after they vanished. lesson in patience there, dear one.

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