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A Little Monday Inspiration – Winter is Dead

Some beauty for your Monday morning – 
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My Mom’s Dream Memorial

My mom is a Master Gardener.   She always has been in all of our minds,  but she actually took the class to become one.  As part of holding the title of Master Gardener, you have to complete a project to benefit your community. Several years ago, after taking the class, mom created a flower…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

A flower does not think of competing  with the flower next to it, it just blooms. Sensei Ogui, Japanese Buddhist Priest We live in a world full of competition.  We want our kids to be the superstar in sports.  We want our kids to get the best grades. We want to have the best house…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Spring Is Coming….I Promise.

Are you wondering if Spring will ever arrive? Need a reminder that Spring is on its way? This video will remind you of the beauty of spring and the joy that flowers can bring. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead”. A. A. Milne…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 25, A Cheer Up Gift, Flowers and a Bookshelf

I had gotten the idea on PINTEREST to send someone a “Cheer Up” package with everything being yellow.  So, I changed it a bit and sent a “Happy Spring” package to my niece who is in PA School.  I found some neat yellow items on sale at ZULILY.com and the rest I got at Target.  It…
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Flower Pictures

Every year I attend the Como Conservatory Flower Show in Minneapolis with family.  This year, the Winter Flower Show was still going on and it was just a glorious as the years before.  When you open the door to the sunken garden room, the smell of Stargazer Lilies and all the other beautiful flowers envelopes you…
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Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS By Vanessa Diffenbaugh Published August 23, 2011 Fiction The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in…
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Is Spring Here Or Not?

 Even though Spring arrived on Sunday, it certainly doesn’t feel like Spring.  In Northern Minnesota where I have family, they are having a blizzard right now.  They are talking possible snow showers for us here in Iowa tomorrow and tonight it is rainy and cold.  So, I thought I would share a couple of…
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