Monthly Archives: August 2012

Reflections on Summer

Summer months…..always remind me of George Gershwin’s lyrics “Summer time and the living is easy, fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high. Your daddy’s rich and your mom is good looking…..”As I look out my window I see hummingbirds … Continue reading

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Be Careful Blogging

My daughter and I talked about the dangers of blogging over coffee this morning. One point we agreed upon was that there are pitfalls to the unwary. We decided to warn others about the ones we feel are important to … Continue reading

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Some like it hot

I am willing to admit that some organisms like it hot, well….I am not one of them, at least not as hot as July and August in Central Texas. Late summer is when I take note of the plants that … Continue reading

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Honest Herbal Remedy

I am an informal student of herbal remedies. I came across this account and enjoy sharing it with you. I feel that this approach is often followed by modern doctors,—- “try one or another remedy to see what works.” Here … Continue reading

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