Category Archives: Poetry

How sweet is the custom of Lily-of-the-Valley

A lovely custom for a lovely flower: May Day’s romantic gift, lily-of-the-valley Continue reading

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If not laundry…sunset

Work. Work. More work. A cliché of fast-paced modern life, but that’s the way things have been for me lately. It’s also the reason I haven’t posted lately; why I’ve been away from my you, my blog world friends. Not … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Arts, Gifts of today, Moving house, Poetry in daily life, Travel near home | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

A walk under California’s blue skies

A simple walk out your door can yield poetry as well as good health. Continue reading

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Sweetening the coffee in Seattle

We’re stay-at-home travelers again, my husband and I. Snuggled back home now, we’re relaxed and refreshed from our road trip up to the Pacific Northwest. I’d meant to post to this blog more often while we were there, but that … Continue reading

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Of spoons, melonious and runcible

Sharing goodies from your travels with children: what makes a spoon “runcible,” like the one in “The Owl and the Pussycat” poem? Continue reading

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