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good gloom and fresh starts

Dear Internet, It’s been a long while, hasn’t it? It’s been so long that I doubt I have an audience here (did I ever?) but that sort of sheltered loneliness is appealing to me right now. I don’t yet need the pressure of having to appeal to public minds. It’d just turn me away. I don’t need an audience when I have a track record of making “fresh starts” only to abandon them. It’s my modus operandi: create a website, design a fun layout, start a couple of posts, and then disappear. I want to change that. I want […]


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Long Time, No See

Whoops! It’s been a while since I last posted, hasn’t it? I feel like I should apologize, not to my audience (I never really built one here), but to myself. I’ve always wanted to be the sort of person who blogs consistently…I love the idea of having a record of my progress as both a gardener and a witch. Well, so far I have failed that goal! But, with another new year comes a new gardening season, and a new opportunity to get this blog up-and-running. So, here I am, embarking on another attempt at blogging. Will it “stick” this time, […]


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Some Spring Things

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Kansas City… rainy, bright grey, sweet-smelling spring. While March was warmer and sunnier, the regrowth and renewal were missing. It felt like we had skipped right into the comfy days of late May, the edges of summer. The air was warm, but the ground still felt dead. All that has changed! My city has been reborn: lush, muggy and verdant, floral-scented and noisy. While my daffodils are long gone, the tulips have bloomed, as did my grape hyacinth. The family of house finches that built a nest on my patio last year have returned. Each […]


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