Category Archives: Seasons


August 12, 2018

I have always loved rainbows

I have always loved rainbows. When I was in junior high school, my mom helped me to decorate my bedroom with a rainbow theme. We found the perfect comforter that had a huge rainbow on it. With my mom’s eye for decorating and my rainbow theme, my room was transformed into a bright and joyful place to be. I hope you can take a moment today and celebrate being alive, too. Gratitude and adventure i...

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April 01, 2018

Did I Hear A 'Hallelujah'?

Did I hear a 'Hallelujah'? It must have come from inside me, from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head, because the spring festival has started. Though we have had four Nor’easters this March, I wouldn’t let it get me down because I knew spring was around the corner. The corner turns, and we can anticipate something better, warmer, brighter: the blue skies extending into evening, the wa...

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January 07, 2018

Planting In The Snowfall: Paperwhite Bulbs

In the Northeast, there is a blanket of white covering the ground and snow falling all around. I’m planting in the snowfall, though not in my garden, but in my studio. The forced Paperwhite bulbs I purchased in December and have kept in a paper bag for over a month now have given me something to look forward to during the cold months of January and February. As I open the bag and peek in, I’m ...

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December 24, 2017

On This Winter Day

On this winter day, days before Christmas, I want to wish you and yours the most happy of holiday seasons. And with all that needs to be done to prepare for Santa’s appearance, I hope you take a couple of moments and think about what this time of years means to you and what you are thankful for. For me, this is my most favorite of holidays, and I’m very grateful for all that I have, and even m...

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December 18, 2017

Blessed Is the Season

MY TWO CENTS Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love… This is one of Hamilton Mabie’s best known quotes, and I can see why. It is an uplifting and optimistic quote, that we could all find it in our hearts and souls to engage as a whole world to promote this wonderful conspiracy of love; to be the best we all can be and to create a world where we can all liv...

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November 27, 2017

Flower Quote: Christmas Isn't A Season. It's A Feeling.

MY TWO CENTS Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. I tried to find where this quote came from, meaning if it was from one of Ferber’s books or plays or if it was something she said outside of her writing, but to no avail. No matter though, it’s a lovely and simple quote, and yet complex at the same time. Wishing you the warm and joyful feeling of Christmas. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Edna F...

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November 12, 2017

A Time Of Gratitude

As much as I don’t enjoy the lack of sunlight and the end of Daylight Savings this time of year, it does lead us into the holidays and gives us a chance to be grateful and to show our gratitude to others. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Thanksgiving is the best prelude to the rest of the holidays as it hopefully gives us each time to reflect on all that we have to...

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Flower Quote: To Be Interested In

December 19, 2016

to be interested in

MY TWO CENTS To be interested in Winter Solstice coming is not always easy here in the Northeast with cold, blustery days and snow imminent, but I can get excited about the fact that it will bring with it the start of longer days and there is something so beautiful with winter’s light. For me, snow falling is so magical, and I know that my bulbs and perennial gardens are nicely tucked in for th...

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August 03, 2015

Lisianthus Echo Champagne

I recently came across some notes I’ve been putting together with some interesting tidbits on summer flowers, and I thought I would start to share them with you today. If you have any interesting flower tidbits, I would love it if you would share it down below in the discussion.   1. Following the sun Shasta Daisies and Sunflowers are both heliotropic, which means they trac...

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