When Opportunity Knocks

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Sitting here on this first day of summer, the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, I am reflecting on lots of good things. My parents are celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary together today, I have two awesome Dads to honor today–my husband and my Dad–and, we had a visit from one of our favorite families, full of our favorite … Read More

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West Coast Flowers & Fun

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Phew! I just got back from a great trip to the West Coast with Farmer Bryan. As mentioned in a prior post, we were on a long overdue 25th anniversary trip, and it was an awesome trip! We were fortunate enough to be able to combine some bucket list items (seeing the Redwoods) with seeing some friends (you know who you … Read More

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Orchids Abound at the Smithsonian Gardens & U.S. Botanical Gardens 20th Annual Orchid Show

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You remember what Fruit Loops cereal smells like, right? Who can forget that smell? It’s woven like fiber into the cloth of most of our childhoods. Well, imagine my surprise when viewing and smelling the sights and scents of the Smithsonian Gardens and United States Botanical Gardens amazing Orchid Show that opened on January 25th. Tucked around the corner in … Read More

jbryanOrchids Abound at the Smithsonian Gardens & U.S. Botanical Gardens 20th Annual Orchid Show

Flowers in St. Bart’s

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Hello YDF readers! To start, an apology: we tried to post last week, truly, we did! But the French inter web, and our American devices have some ‘splaining to do. They did not understand each other. Which is not at all dissimilar from the conversations I had with the lovely lady at the boulangerie as she tried to decipher my hacked … Read More

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Fall Gardens: It’s not over ’till it’s over

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Farmer Bryan’s prolific garden has blessed us with a bounty of tomatoes, raspberries, rhubarb, sweet potatoes, green beans, kale and lettuce this year. We can’t say we won the lottery in the cucumber department (sorry Belen!) or in the pumpkin department, but we were able to provide the local food bank, Food For Others with a pretty large amount of fresh … Read More

jbryanFall Gardens: It’s not over ’till it’s over