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The Blossoms of the Heart No Wind Can Touch

“Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch.” ~ Yoshida Kenko ~ What do April 1st, a visit to my doctor, cherry blossoms and my Tall & Handsome have to do with one another? A day and week I won’t soon forget.… Continue reading The Blossoms of the Heart No Wind Can Touch

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Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ We’ve just passed the Easter season. I hope everyone had a blessed holiday and spent it in a treasured way…making memories. Everyone has traditions. They vary from season to season, holiday to holiday, ethnic background to ethnic background and family to family. I always like to… Continue reading Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Everything Holds Its Breath Except Spring, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Everything holds its breath except spring. She burst through as strong as ever.” ~ B. M. Bower ~ I was wandering around in the backyard this weekend taking stock of all the many outdoor projects that need to be done to get the yard back into shape. My conclusion: It could take us a life… Continue reading Everything Holds Its Breath Except Spring, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Spring ushered in very early this morning, so it’s official! Spring has sprung! Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t have anymore cold weather. Nineteen years ago, right before spring ushered in we had the infamous Blizzard of `93. Yes, it was an honest to goodness blizzard in the Deep South. I had 24” of snow… Continue reading Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Wild Birds Fast Food and Fly Through, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Wild Birds Fast Food and Fly Through By Beverly Hicks Burch Shortly after we met I introduced Tall and Handsome to bird watching and bird feeding. Since he’s indisputably dotty about animals, it didn’t take him long to get “hooked on bird feeding”. And when he gets hooked on something, he does like to jump… Continue reading Wild Birds Fast Food and Fly Through, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Hummingbird Food, by Beverly Hicks Burch

For years I gardened for birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. Yes, there is a “method to the madness” when trying to draw these little critters to you garden and yard. For instance, to draw those tiny little dive bombers called hummingbirds, lure them to you garden with trumpet shaped blossoms. They are also attracted by bright… Continue reading Hummingbird Food, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Quilt Room with a View, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Quilt Room with a View By Beverly Hicks Burch The expected high today is forecasted to be 74°. And, that’s not the warmest it’s been so far this March! When I walked into my quilt room after lunch, I couldn’t help but notice the view. I was greeted by a decidedly cheery scene…Nature in change… Continue reading Quilt Room with a View, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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There are Signs…by Beverly Hicks Burch

There are Signs… By Beverly Hicks Burch I know I mentioned temperatures have been in the lower to mid 80’s the past few days. Keep is mind this is the South…wait just a minute and the weather can change…we live with a real mixed bag of weather tricks. Just two weeks ago a “potent” storm… Continue reading There are Signs…by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Lonesome Dove, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Lonesome Dove By Beverly Hicks Burch Spring is around the corner and daylight savings time has “sprung forward”. (I hate loosing that hour!) That’s a clear sign things will soon be turning warmer and we’ll see changes all around us. Days are becoming longer and I’ve detected the return of certain little friends. As kids… Continue reading Lonesome Dove, by Beverly Hicks Burch