Monthly Archives: March 2011

April wildflowers and thoughts turn to herb study

It is April and the wildflowers are brightening the highways of Central Texas again. It brings smiles to my lips and reminds me of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s joy in, “Hamatreya”, where he reports that: Earth laughs in flowers.   It … Continue reading

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Blogs…should I continue?

WARNING, THIS IS A GRIEVANCE BLOG. I have been blogging for a short time. However I signed on today and there were 345 emails waiting for me to moderate.  It takes a lot of time to sort out the wordpress … Continue reading

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Garden design for Smithville Texas

In this blog I will not insist that we eliminate clipped grass from our environments the short grass allows us to see if any varmits are near our homes. Undesirable critters such as mice or snakes do not like to cross … Continue reading

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Problems with blogging

I am amazed at the results of my blogging. I am getting more and more comments each day. 454 today. I am caught in a endless time consuming review of all these comments. You can’t just ignore them. My email … Continue reading

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