Monthly Archives: January 2011

RX for Winter: Eye Candy #2

Blue Pot with Ivy, Tucson, Arizona Advertisements

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RX for Winter: EYE CANDY #1

After repeated snowstorms my world has dwindled to white, overlaid with fine embroidery of blacks and grays — I’m starving — not for food exactly: Starved for COLOR, to nourish my spirit as cinnamon toast nourishes my body. Two really talented … Continue reading

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I Only Want to Help, Really I Do!

I will save you from drowning, said the bird as it lifted the fish up out of the water to place it safely in a tree. Asian Fable Some things are not as simple as they seem to be —

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Are There Any Goodies for Us In Cold Storage?

Well, there are cabbages and winter squash and snow peas, see below — But perhaps there’s something more, perhaps there are souvenirs of summer past — Now, when I’m starved for juiciness and freshness and most of all — for … Continue reading

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Watch Out! The Frost is Kissing the Cabbages —

Winter under cultivation Is as arable as spring. — Emily Dickinson Let’s see, how could that be? Aha! — We’ll live on winter squash (above), and snow peas, iceberg lettuce, and frozen corn — And then we’ll have  the “greens” … Continue reading

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The Finland of the Year

These are the days that Reindeer love And pranks the Northern star— This is the Sun’s objective, And Finland of the Year. Emily Dickinson I do NOT love these days, but Emily did. And so do many of my friends, … Continue reading

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Entr’acte

  For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. — T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding

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