A Time to Keep

I am a fan of the children’s book author and illustrator, Tasha Tudor (1915-2008).  Several Christmases ago, my sister-in-law blessed me with a video, Take Joy, of Tasha in her house and garden.  Since I first watched it, one line in particular has played over and over in my mind.  The narrator’s peaceful voice states, […]

A Little “Country” Here: Finding Contentment Where I Live

The ‘Country Girls’ in the front flower bed just finished their fall flush.  I identify with those garden mums.  I am a country girl too, in spite of the fact that, like them, I’ve never actually lived in the country. Our house in this suburban city is a dear home to me now, but it […]