a quiet day

A quiet day, in the middle of a busy time.  I often make arrangements with books, on a shelf or a table.

Recently I bought Embracing The Seasons: Memories of a Country Garden by Gunilla Norris (2015, BlueBridge).  I am just beginning to read.

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A few of my favorite photos from our yard:

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Summer Haiku by Carol Purington

The scent of roses
heavy on the fading light
a hummingbird moth

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Porch conversation
the fluent geometries
of a spider

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In time
with the hammock’s sway
the storyteller’s pauses

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A heron tows its legs
toward sunset
and a child skips indoors

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Carol Purington
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BOOKS and Garden

B  eautiful way to
O  pen hearts and
O  pen minds to
K  now new stories and
S  ongs

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I took the photo of the forget-me-nots yesterday.  Books are some of my best friends.  I treasure books I have received as gifts, and I enjoy buying used books at libraries and thrift stores.  This week I bought books that had been discarded, though originally donated in memory of someone.  I thought, “These books have found a new home.”  So many stories with blogs and books!

Peonies are growing with daylilies.

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Ferns

Ellen Grace Olinger
Photos are from June 2, 2017.

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