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Aah, fragrance!

Aah, fragrance! That elusive, evocative, and deeply personal quality of flowers that is so often unexplored in most gardens. Right now, in high summer, my garden is offering up an olfactory buffet. Coming home after dinner with an old friend from my undergrad days, we were stopped mid-conversation with the […]

Gardening and the senses

Why write a gardening blog when gardening is so much about all five senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste – think dark purple plums with the dichotomy of their tart skin and juicy, sweet flesh. We are just wrapping up plum season and getting impatient for peaches. Google […]


I am into modeling. I would show you pictures of my work, but there are likely legal ramifications that I do not care to risk. Oh, not this kind of modeling but the considerably more interesting and equally glamorous, this kind of modeling. As the last leaves of our apple tree […]


I am about halfway through Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, which is currently on the New York Times Bestseller List ranked #13 in the Nonfiction Hardcover category. (Isn’t having separate lists for hardcover and paperback, literally, judging books by their covers?) She makes a compelling case for women to value and pursue […]