Monthly Archives: March 2015

Black, with everything.

Every March, when SXSW invades Austin, I’m struck by just how much black the tourists wear.  Granted, being a rock’n’roll kind of a place, locals wear a lot of black too, but usually offset by denim jeans, a red t-shirt, brown … Continue reading

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Of Mulch and Memory

Of Mulch Rent a chipper-shredder. Today. This week.  Rent the kind you have to tow with a truck.  Experience the thrill and teeth-rattling danger of converting years worth of yard debris into loose, dusty, soft mulch.  Spread it over your garden … Continue reading

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Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets, YEAH!

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Redbuds

When I first moved to North Carolina, people mentioned the “red”bud trees blooming.  For quite a while, I was confused, thinking, “They’re not red, they’re purple.”  Many years later, I no longer care about color name accuracy because, just like politics, … Continue reading

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Daffodils

I spent my formative years on the east coast, mostly in the South. My clearest memories are of the outdoors, particularly in spring. The first flower to bloom in gardens and cemeteries was always the ubiquitous bright yellow naturalized daffodil. … Continue reading

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