Our Tiny Forest of Pleasure

  • Post published:08/27/2023
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In 2015 my husband and I decided that it was time to move to The City – Greenfield. We rather quickly chose the small house under a Sycamore and a Lilac tree. Yes! There really are lovely  lilac trees.  Even so, we had to begin to work on our lawns – front and back – and although I enjoyed of thinking of Gardens we had to go to work building a Garden.  You can see we planted a very few small bushes and such – and  that was all very early. Actually, we learned that  the neighbors eventually told us that kids used to skate here in the winter, using the flooded backyard. With good clear eyes you can see floods above. (more…)

The Green Man and Flowers

  • Post published:08/13/2023
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The Green Man

I have seen images of the Green Man – but a few years ago I had a new friend and he had a new Green Man in front of his house. There are various ways that the Green Man is shown but a “common theme that runs through these figures would seem to be that of death and rebirth, and the Green that means life.” I was lucky to visit and see the Green Man – and his beautiful gardens. (more…)

My Vermont Family

  • Post published:07/25/2023
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Many years ago, in 1939, my Uncle Walter and his wife Aunt Ruth bought a farm. More accurately with the help of Grandpa Larson, they bought 300 acres of meadow along the beautiful Lake Champlain.  Wally and Ruth arranged to build a barn and other such necessities, and had five children. (more…)