Merry Christmas

Agrigirl’s Blog of Alpine Flora

Our summer travels took us into amazing floral terrain of the Swiss Alps. Each step was a photo opportunity causing for a slow but richly rewarding hike. I have the names of some but would love for readers to add their knowledge about names and medicinal values.IMG_1629

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Smashing Pumpkins

As much as I like some of this band’s great music, I am writing of the plague that occurs in my neighborhood during early November each year. With uncut pumpkins adorning our doorways and gates, we celebrate not only the onset of autumn but also the arrival of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our pumpkins however, never make it that long.

Smashed Pumpkin

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Light at Longwood

“My aim is to express, through the medium of ‘light’, simple fleeting moments of clarity, experiences of connection with the world.”

- Bruce Munro

Installation Art of Bruce Munro

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Once a Century

Event: A Tribute Dinner celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday
Start Date: August 15, 2012 7:00 PM
End Date: August 15, 2012 10:00 PM

Note from the producer of A Tribute Dinner celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday:
Thank you for supporting Les Dames d’Escoffier Phoenix and our fundraising effort. We look forward to celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday with you on August 15, 2012 at Quiessence.

Thank you Pamela!

The Ocean Knows

I want to tell you the ocean knows this, that life in its jewel boxes is endless as the sand,
impossible to count, pure, and among the blood-colored grapes time has made the petal hard and shiny,
made the jellyfish full of light and untied its knot,
letting its musical threads fall from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl.
– Pablo Neruda from Enigmas

 

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2011 – A Photo Review

Happy New Year! It’s that time when we dust off our desks, focus on the future and decide where 2012 will take us. I find it helpful to consider the year that I’m closing out but not so much that it limits my invention of the year to come. What worked well? What didn’t? What will I commit to do in the year to come?  Here’s a glimpse into our 2011.

Gratitude to My Friends and Readers

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Blooming Tuesday

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay (more…)

Wordless Jueves

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The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

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