Category Archives: the dayjob

My favorite tools

I am deeply attached to my favorite gardening tools.  They are the things that make my job simpler, more comfortable, and some days more homelike.  And I think almost all gardeners have their favorites. My pruners, Felco 2s, are deeply … Continue reading

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Winter found me

All last we week the news was telling us about this snowstorm that was bearing down on us.  It will be a monster, they said.  It will be more snow than we know what to do with, they said.  And … Continue reading

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Miles and miles away

Winter blues have caught up with me a bit, and I’ve been finding them a bit hard to shake, plus a few other worries I’m not ready to talk about yet.  But thank god for good friends who are steady … Continue reading

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We were too young and free

I don’t have a sunrise for you this week– but I do have a moonset over the Lower Garden.  The moon was so brilliantly full. Everything looks so green; makes winter feel like a cheap bitter lie.  And that cheers … Continue reading

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A different kind of winter

The winter garden for me has long been a time of planning, of hunkering down and dreaming of the spring.  Not so this winter.  This winter, the garden is my livelihood, and we don’t put it to bed for winter … Continue reading

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We can say it never happened

I’m back in Virginia now– after a trip back home for Thanksgiving.  And I got home just in time.  Wednesday it snowed all day.  We didn’t get too much, only five inches, although I have friends who got eight or … Continue reading

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Not alone in the dark

Today was a chilly and blustery kind of day, and I was definitely bundled up for it.  But it was productive, if cold.  And I got a lovely sunrise shot in the Lower Garden, just before we yanked the bird … Continue reading

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