Late Summer Garden

“Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn.” John Greenleaf Whittier There are many things to celebrate in the late summer garden. My favourite Colour Fashion sunflowers are finally blooming in many shades of bronze and only one lone yellow. The brilliant fuchsia coloured nicotines… Continue reading

Common Ground – The Truth about February

“The truth about February is that she is the worst month of the year.” A.A. Milne During a recent cold snap I was reading a certain jaded English essayist. He suggested a party game for the entertainment of his house guests. Guests were to compile anonymous lists of their most… Continue reading

Common Ground November 2018

“…..chill November’s surly blast Made fields and forests bare.” Robert Burns The cold and bleakness of November is a bit easier to face knowing that the garlic has been planted and the potatoes, such as they are, have been dug and put away for winter. I’m grateful that I don’t… Continue reading