Monthly Archives: July 2012

linden blossoms

One of my very favorite smells in the entire world is linden blossoms. I think part of it may be that the blossoming season is very brief – a couple of weeks – and that’s it until next year. The scent is delicate and light, similar to lilies, but sweeter and gentler. Do you have […]

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blueberries

I eliminated most kinds of fruit from my diet a couple of months ago. Here is something I still eat – blueberries. What’s your favorite kind of fruit? Have you ever picked your own berries? “The blue _________” ___ What inspired this prompt?

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mock orange

Back in the spring I took this photo of a bush in my parents’ yard. I think Mom said it was called a mock orange bush. I love that name. Have you ever seen or smelled real orange blossoms? Where were you? What were you doing? Who were you with? Is there someone in your […]

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bean sprout

Do you remember the fairy tale called Jack and the Beanstalk? Jack trades his cow for three magical beans. When he plants them, they make a vine that climbs up to the clouds. What would you trade for some magic? And what would be magical, to you? A vine climbing up to the sky? A […]

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romaine hearts

Now that it’s summer and the weather is hot, I’ve stopped cooking in my kitchen. I eat a lot of salads now, and buy a lot of lettuce. I go through three romaine hearts every day. Do your meals change as the seasons change? What are your favorite summer foods? “The leaves _________”

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poppies

Poppies aren’t a common garden plant where I live, but you occasionally see them. I was awestruck, however, the first time I saw a photo of a European field full of wild poppies. They looked so beautiful. What do poppies make you think of? Opium? Sleep? Flanders Fields? How many Remembrance Day poppies have you […]

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sunflowers

One of the things I planted in my parents’ garden was sunflowers. Have you ever seen a whole field of sunflowers? They’re like something out of a science fiction movie – all facing the same direction, towards the sun. Did you ever eat sunflower seeds as a kid? “The field _________” ___ What inspired this […]

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seeds

In May I planted a bunch of vegetables in my parents’ garden. I love fresh vegetables. Have you ever grown your own vegetables? What is your favorite thing about fruits or vegetables picked fresh from the garden? Least favorite? “The sun _________” ___ What inspired this prompt?

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iris

A childhood memory: Reading the Little House books and hearing irises called “flags.” I don’t know why, but that always stuck with me. What fanciful names can you come up with for flowers? What about “nests” for roses? Or “suns” for dandelions? Or “cups” for tulips? “I picked _________” ___ What inspired this prompt?

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drain screen

Because my sink is vintage and my drain is wide open, I use a drain screen to keep food scraps from getting into the pipes. How old is your kitchen sink? How many gallons of water do you think have gone down your drain? How many pots washed? How many glasses of water filled? “I […]

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