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I’m in the mood to plan a winter garden. I think in the coming week that is one of the things I shall endeavor to do in one of my blank notebooks. Design a garden. Now planning such a garden, and even implementing it, will in no way save the world or “fight the powers that be” but it will center me and that’s important for when I am ready to deal with the insanities of this world through words or images, my pocketbook or my vote.

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I did garden this past spring and summer. It was a hodge podge, not a great failure, but not quite the success of previous years. Even so I did find joy in cooking with the fresh herbs and even in watching their beautiful decay when I would forget to water them. Ahem.

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Growing lavender indoors was a spur of the moment experiment. Not wholly successful but still growing and smelling delightful. That’s the plant I unfortunately watered too much. But I’m learning.

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Part of the winter garden will include the geraniums given as a gift by a young friend not knowing that I mostly grow herbs inside. The red petals, when fresh and now dried, brighten several rooms and I hope they will do so this winter. We’ll see …

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The mailman must have wondered why I was sitting on the steps waiting for him! I’m really quite pleased with the production of this notebook and pouch featuring a photo taken in autumn, not too long ago, as I walked by the Mystic River. View this and other nature-inspired notebooks, pouches and more here: https://artofwhere.com/artists/wordsandimagesbycynthia

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Its leaves have turned from green to brown

with little variation in between

but still the light shines through them bright

revealing dark beauty to be seen.

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an impromptu photo shoot with a calla in a vase

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Painter and stained glass designer John LaFarge (1835 – 1910) talked about construction by color in one of his lectures to architecture students. The phrase resonated with me I guess in part because when I am staring at a stained glass window or other architectural feature I am drawn to the colors and see them as building blocks. Now, not everything should be deconstructed and reconstructed, but it has been great fun and an honor to play with the sunlit glass and bold interior paintings at Trinity Church to produce these items that are now available in the church gift shop.

Shop hours are traditionally Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Sunday 1:00 – 4:30 pm. http://trinitychurchboston.org/visit/tours

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Zazzle currently has a 40% off sale on cards and more. You can view my stationery collection (and more) here: https://www.zazzle.com/imagesbycynthia

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