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* Sigh *

I have an an interest in a business called Mr. Ice Bucket. Not an interest like I’m an investor – just a fascination with them. It’s ” … the oldest continuously managed Ice Bucket manufacturing facility in the world!” They manufacture ice buckets (among other things) for retail sale, corporate gifts and wholesale to the hotel and…

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Saturday Morning

My neighborhood is filled with early risers. Early outdoor workers, I should say. Does every neighborhood have these? They’re out there vacuuming their cars and hosing their plants long before I push the button on the coffee maker. In the winter, the pleasant scraping of their snow shovels lulls be back to sleep. Here’s the…

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Whilst Deirdre Wept Cool Tears

It’s raining this morning but I’m not giving up. I get so little outdoor time due to my punishing work schedule that I insist on staying out under the canopy until the 9 o’clock whistle blows. Just me and the mosquitoes. The little lemon tree has developed an alarming new sadness and that is that…

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Look At This Bullshit

My favorite shrub is going all Dr. Seuss on me. I don’t know what is going on but I’ve never seen that tassel thing on top waving around like this.I love that shrub so I hope it’s not trying to wave goodbye to me.😦 Here is the $25.00 day lily finally in bloom. The picture…

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In case anyone has been wondering how my $25 day lilies are doing after Sami yanked them out of the ground last year, here they are. Pretty darned vigorous if I must say so myself. The English lavender is doing quite well, too. Here it is from a different angle, showcasing a tasteful badass plastic…