Category Archives: flora and fauna

City Garden

The entire time I’ve been here in Oklahoma City, I haven’t ventured far from home too often but only because I’m hopeful that I will be returning later this month on a permanent basis. There is truly a lot to … Continue reading

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The Big Easy, Part 1

We pulled into New Orleans around 2 o’clock in the morning. It’s a decent halfway point between Jacksonville and Oklahoma City, not to mention the disturbing affection my kid has for this city kind of forces us to give her … Continue reading

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Seasonal Clocks

It finally stopped raining. Hooray! And I’m afraid now that the red maple is under the impression that it’s fall.  I mean, we did have two tropical storms prior to the actual start of hurricane season (we never get that … Continue reading

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Wish Making

Remember being a kid and coming upon a patch of fuzzy dandelions in your yard? I could never keep my hands from plucking them from the ground. After rubbing my cheek with the fuzzies, I would take a deep breath, … Continue reading

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A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

There hasn’t been a successful bird’s nest in this yard in years. In fact, we haven’t really seen many mating pairs of birds for quite some time.  In years past, if we weren’t wrangling hungry rat snakes out of the … Continue reading

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The Return of Mother’s Day Flowers

You know what? I still have that blanket. I wanted to be sure that Elle came home from the hospital snuggled in a blanket that I had slept with for months, careful to use the same lotion on my skin … Continue reading

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Flower Power: Gerbera Daisies

It’s becoming quite difficult for me to pass up an opportunity to care for more flowers. Especially because the school semester is over and free time has become plentiful. There are only so many walks around the neighborhood the dachshund … Continue reading

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