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Today I Love The Blissful Buzz Of Bees

All the flowers ...

Today I love the blissful buzz of bees at the flowers and roaming around the lawn checking out all the blossoms that are spreading through the biodiversity that we're cultivating. I love that there are tulips and columbine coming up side by side, one in full bloom and one beginning to flower. I love how when everything else is relatively dry to touch and sight, the lady's mantle...
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Today I Love This Exciting Saturday

coffee and the promise of a garden

Today I love this exciting Saturday and its potential to be an absolutely glorious day. I love that today is full of fun things so far, including a trip to the market for breakfast and all the groceries, folding origami cranes with friends, buying plants for the garden, loading gear for the show tonight and eating Syrian food for lunch. I love that we...
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Today I Love The Gentle Rain

Mist, or fog, or rain?

Today I love the gentle rain falling in such tiny droplets that it almost looks like dust. I love that it is so fine it's hard to tell whether it is rain or fog, but I'm going with rain because it's definitely falling. I love that I made myself laugh yesterday when I thought there ought to be an old saying that went, "April showers bring...
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Today I Love Old Perspectives



Rain and steam ...

Today I love old perspectives. I love that I looked out the window this morning and saw the rain and caught myself smiling. I love that it took me a minute to realize that I was smiling because I was taught to as a child on the farm. I love remembering how, when a soft gentle rain fell on everything and just laid itself down...
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Today I Love The Quiet Of The Bay

Tuesday night is paddling night ...

Today I love the quiet of the bay when it is calm like it was last night. I love the beauty of the strength of the water, held in by surface tension, like an athlete's muscles twitching in their sleep. I love that, although we didn't take the dragon boat out because too many paddlers were missing, we got out on the water anyway. I...
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Today I Love The Backyard’s Rich New Look

Ahhh, renewing the gardens.

Today I love the backyard's rich new look, with fresh compost and new topsoil in many of the raised beds and some of the spreading plants restricted and corralled. I love all the blooming flowers, and the plans for veggies and herbs that will fill the beds. I love that, even though we tore a mountain of chives out of the walkways, they are still green with...
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Today I Love Skipping Stones

Duckling rescue: achieved!

Today I love skipping stones at Big Bay. I love that I got to help rescue two orphaned ducklings by pouncing on them and scooping them out of the water with a landing net. I love that they seemed okay with that once they were nabbed, but I still just set them down in the net, walked away, and left them for others to deal with so as to...
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Today I Love The Sunny Kitchen Window

Sunny spaces between the booths ...

Today I love the sunny kitchen window and the wonderful, warm light that streams in through it, heating my back as I lean against the counter and sip my first coffee of the day. I love that there are children laughing in the house this morning, that the piano is ringing out with cheerful and never before heard music. I love that there are joyous noises...
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Today I Love Frantic Fridays

All the grey, all the cool, all the blossoms, must be spring.

Today I love frantic Fridays and the way they seem to set the tone for weekends full of busyness and fun. I love that I have plans in place to make my weekend a happy one. I love that those plans include all the regular stuff as well as going to see a great show, heading to the...
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