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tapping the maples

For a play day in the Louisville area, take in the Maple Syrup Festival at Sugarbush farm in Indiana. We ventured half an hour north in the early spring chill last weekend. Here’s what we found: Sap boiling in a … Continue reading

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autumn leaves

Humor me, please. I am loving this thing called fall: chilly mornings and Indian Summer afternoons in Louisville, the northern-most Southern city. Houston lacks a true spring and fall. Sure, winter days are crisp and the sky is ever blue, … Continue reading

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a morning in the (botanical) garden

What is a holiday weekend without a walk in the garden? We spent Saturday morning exploring Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, before the arrival of hurricane Isaac’s leftover rain. We were amazed at the variety of plants in the arboretum, a … Continue reading

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fall mix

a Douglass Loop Farmers Market find:

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Abundance and Need and Fish Left Over

I like Annie Dillard’s take on the parable of the loaves and fishes.  In the story, Jesus is given five loaves and two fishes and multiplies them to feed the masses. After the meal, the disciples gather the leftovers in … Continue reading

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Doing Well; Doing Good

Ask the Soulsbys of Hudson Ohio how they are doing, and I bet they will tell you they are doing quite well, thank you. I say they are also doing good. I stumbled upon their tremendous blog this morning: “The … Continue reading

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Triple Digits

Officials from the nonprofit Trees for Houston estimate that 66 million trees will be lost in the city within two years due to the year-long drought. That’s 10% of the tree canopy. Others say this may be an underestimation. When … Continue reading

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