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Revenge of the Parents

It rained for the first time in two months. Gabe ran around the front yard, laughing and celebrating. Monica and her daughter Cadence watched from the kitchen window. “Mom, are all gardeners so weird?” Monica sighed. “You father is special.” … Continue reading

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Ideas of Heaven

Megan sighed as she walked past the withered blooms in her flower garden. She looked beyond to the cucumbers and pumpkins nearly ready for picking. The thought of a bountiful harvest after months of hard work made her smile. It … Continue reading

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Early Onset of Dandelions

Dandelion seeds drifted along the gentle summer breeze. Children laughed as they blew puff balls, then ran and jumped to catch the soft, white parasols that carried the tiny seeds. Henry was mowing the grass when the first seed floated … Continue reading

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Green Digits

Rolf stood in front of a stately brick house in an old part of town. The house was a gem in the middle of the grit of the industrial neighbourhood. The front yard was an explosion of floral colour. “Wow. … Continue reading

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An Ode to Dandelions

The dandelions are in bloom. All over the city bright yellow flowers bring color to a landscape overwhelmed by concrete gray and brown brick. Soon enough tulips and daffodils will emerge followed by roses of every conceivable variety. Yet the … Continue reading

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Ah, the rewards of gardening

Yesterday morning I was making breakfast for the kids. Instead of the usual breakfast cereal or toast, I went out to the garden and picked raspberries. The kids feasted on fresh picked homegrown berries for breakfast. I love the feeling … Continue reading

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Strawberries

This weekend I began harvesting my first ever crop of strawberries. I planted them a year ago last Spring. They spent the last Summer getting established. This year they produced a nice crop of berries. The robins have also noticed … Continue reading

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