Category Archives: Gardening

Weeds or Wishes? 6 Lessons To Learn From A Dandelion

I’m a big lover of dandelions. And they’re everywhere now! Dandelions are considered weeds. And I, too, do not want them in my garden. However, I love it when they begin to bloom because they are a timeless symbol of … Continue reading

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I Vow To Eat Stinky Cheese (And More) in 2015!

I love taking New Year’s Eve as a time to reflect upon the past year and look forward to the future! This year is no different. In 2010 – I challenged myself to leave my Comfort Zone and try new … Continue reading

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What I Expected Was Not What I Got: Letting Go of Judgment and Green Tomatoes

I’m hoping that the last bit of warm weather will completely redden my green tomatoes. But I have become a great fan of green tomatoes since I first wrote this post 2 years ago. As I looked at all the … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Find Peace In A Garden

I was so exhausted yesterday when I got home. That’s what the end of the school year is like for teachers. It’s spring, the kids are ready to be outside and filled with energy. The first thing I did to … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Judgment and Red Tomatoes

This is a post for everyone who has ever judged or been judged. That means this is for everyone. Bur first, I get so excited to start a garden in the spring. My garden is like a mini vacation where … Continue reading

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Zucchini Soup (and more) – A Delicious, Easy Zen Meal

The zucchini or courgette is one of the most versitile squash around. It’s used in all sorts of meals. In gardens it grows like crazy! The hail and heat wave we had this summer didn’t slow it down. I had … Continue reading

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The Perfect Day – Sundays In Littleton

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” ~Gertrude Jekyll The pumpkins are still trying to grow here this fall. Without a frost, we’ve had … Continue reading

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The Three Lessons of Thistles, Bees and Other Insects

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox “If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.” ~ American Quaker Saying It’s another “Goddam Beautiful Day” here in Colorado. (my grandfather, Ralph Sharpe, used … Continue reading

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Spring is Slowly Coming to Littleton, Colorado

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. ” — Thich Nhat Hanh I’m so grateful to live in Colorado. I’m a transplant from Chicago. I’ve never stopped appreciating the beautiful … Continue reading

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How To Find Peace In A Garden With Your Kids

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.  ~W.E. Johns Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.  ~Robert Brault It’s beginning to feel a … Continue reading

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