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Gardening, photography

Under Maidens Bower for a Kiss

“…And the days dwindle down to a precious fewSeptember, November,And these few precious days, I’ll spend with youThese precious days, I’ll spend with you.” –”Knickerbocker Holiday” (1938) Music: Kurt Weill / Lyrics: Maxwell Anderson In the days of front porch visits to court your love interest, Maiden’s Bower was grown on the Western side to block out the strong afternoon sun. […]

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En español, Living Abroad

9/11 Far from Home

A day the earth stood still and CNN was the only channel to watch. I wrote this post in 2018, I am sharing it today because it still holds true. In my parents’ generation, it was where you were the days that President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Junior were shot. For those of […]

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Nature, The Americas

Lake Wingra on a Sunday Afternoon

The days are cooler. We decided to go to Olbrich Gardens on last Saturday and for a paddle on Lake Wingra on Sunday. The gardens were cleverly arranged with one way paths to avoid congestion and allow for social distancing. In only an hour at Olbrich, we felt we’d been away for the whole day. […]

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