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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hummingbirds, Lilies and Dead Vegetables

I was gifted to pots of Lilies of Cana, and they have bloomed gloriously Ruby Red, the very color of July.  Two hummingbirds twitter and fly around them.  I will try to get a photo, and will up load photos of  the lilies later from my phone.


Like any good scavenger, I picked up free plants given away by our local grocery store.  They'd seen better days, but I am repotting them slowly and protecting and fertilizing them with blood meal. The week before, I bought pumpkins, tomatoes, and hot peppers for a  quarter each, with a few begonias thrown in.  These are the little surprise nuggets that make life bearable, even in the midst of its horror.  I also picked up a couple of begonias in pink and white.  My container gardens are one of the pleasures I look forward to all winter. I like to plan by color, with black flowers being my favorites, but sometimes, life plans the garden for me.


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Garden Spots

Images of my container garden.










Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Happy 4th of July!!

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Happy 4th of July!!: The Star Spangled Banner Find all things patriotic at USA-Flag-Site.org Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly w...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Black Dolls

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Black Dolls: Self portrait if Leo Moss.  Built over a discarded composition doll. Photo by E. Tsagaris, D. Neff Collection Leo Moss Doll.  D. Nef...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday to Me, and The Summer Solstice!

The solstice approaches again, Blessed Be!   Enjoy all the midsummer festivities you can, and read, or watch a film, of that most magical play by Shakespeare,  A Midsummer Night's Dream! I love the play, set in Athens, the place I was born.  I love the flowers the fairies, Puck, the sprites, so much.  I saw a magical production in Spring Green many years ago, and the sun hid behind a cloud at just the right moment in the play.  Even the heavens followed the Bard's stage directions.  It was outdoor, and that added much to the ambience.  I think Bernie Koppel played Puck, but I won't swear an oath to it.


Black Doll from Figge Museum exhibit, E. Tsagaris Photo. D. Neff Collection.




Roses, the flower of June, seem to glow with life.  Today, on this latest birthday of mine, it is cool and sunny, perfect.  If only life were. I note the day here as the Bronte sisters when they wrote birthday letters, but I have no sister, so I write to my blog.    There are wild berry vines in my back yard, forming a magic arc, and tiny flowers all over.  My container gardens hold their own, and we are struggling through and surviving the latest family medical disasters.


Jackson Pottery, courtesy Emily Jackson




I have my Dad with me as a birthday present; that is all I want.  I expect nothing, and the unexpected kindnesses that come my way are more than I deserve.






We are extolling the virtue of high fiber diets and oat meal, and cranberry juice and water.  they may have saved us.  That, and a network of caregivers and advocates in the hospital.  Never go it alone, not these days.  I plant o write a guide to help others.  Remember that no matter whose healthcare plan is out there; it's an industry.  Remember no one can force you or a loved one from your home or his/hers, and home care 24/7 is available.


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I'm at the juncture in my life where I am still young and full of plans, but weighed down by responsibility for others. Yet, the world now treats me insidiously like an old woman, as if I don't notice the snotty tone, the comments.  For these occasions, I carry a special necklace made by my friend Red at "Abernathy's," a charm that spells in pewter and silver, "F**k Off!"  Well, it's a good old Anglo-Saxon word, meant for occasions when people are rude and ignorant.  I carry it in my purse at all times.




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Thank you, Red. Happy Birthday to my birthday twins out there, including my cousin Madeleine, Brad, Bruce A., Greg S., Guy Lombardo in heaven, Evie, Constance's little one, and I think, Knox.


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Bronte Sisters, Unfinished, Painted by their Brother,  Public Domain


Cliché though it sound, remember to stop to smell the flowers, and to pot them and water them.  Now is a good time to create that fairy garden.  Finally, we will have during the equinox, Long Night's Journey into Day, instead of the other way around.



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: For Pym's Birthday, The Language of Flowers

Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: For Pym's Birthday, The Language of Flowers: While I'm not sure that my simple pots and fairy gardens would be up to the standards of Miss Clovis or Leonora Eyre, I offer some ph...