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September 20, 2018

September 18, 2018

A Slice of My Life

The wild sunflower season is drawing to a close.
I've been taking scads of photos of them, and noticing
sunflower patches in places I'd never looked before.
Then I started a new photo project: posting a daily sunflower 
picture on Instagram for as long as my photo inventory lasts,
because who doesn't need sunflower pictures in the winter?

You can follow along if you like, 
you'll find me at


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September 16, 2018

How to Save Tomato Seeds from Your Garden

I love a flavorful, red, ripe tomato from the garden. In fact tomatoes are the reason I began gardening in the first place.

Have you ever heard the saying "I never met a tomato I didn't like... until I went to the grocery store"? It's a sad fact that most tomatoes you'll buy at the market, especially in the winter time, are mealy and tasteless. Garden tomatoes are far superior.

Silver Sunday

And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver... Psalm 12:6 NIV

I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

- a rainbow
- falling leaves
- cooler mornings
- autumn
- our grandson's birthday
Silver Sunday

‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God.’
Leviticus 23:22 NIV