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Hello Summer!

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SUMMER:  hair gets lighter, skin gets darker,  water gets warmer, drinks get colder,  music gets louder,  nights get longer,  life gets better.  (Author Unknown)  # TheWritingRoom   # Summer   # SipofSpokane   # WooedByWord s   # writer

Sneaky Little Virus

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This coronavirus is the strangest virus I've ever heard of. It's very dangerous the way it spreads. It is so mysterious the way it lurks in schools, but then dies at Home Depot. It can wreak havoc in churches; praying people are exceptionally vulnerable. Although it’s mind-boggling how it vanishes when people stand close together holding signs for justice and also allows destroying businesses, homes, property, monuments, etc. Yet, standing to watch a marathon or a concert tri ggers its wrath. It is sneaky. It can spread when buying clothes at Kohl's but not at Target. It is non-alcoholic. It can't spread when you are buying beer. It lives for two days on Amazon boxes, you must wait 48 hours to touch them but it can't survive on Dunkin Donuts coffee cups, so enjoying a hot cup of joe is safe. It is the most curious thing, how it lives on basketballs, baseball bats and ballet bars, but dies on WWE ropes and Walmart shopping carts. It is spread by hair stylists, dog gr

Garden Journal : Consider the possibilities

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First you plant. Next you water and wait. And then you wait some more. Planting a garden requires great patience. This is truly “slow food”. Just when you’re convinced that nothing will ever really happen… it does. I realize we’re new at this but right now every day feels like Christmas morning.  🌱 🌱 🌱 # VictoryGarden   # SlowFood   # Garden   # Potager   # firstgarden # GrowYourOwnFood   # GardenJournal 

Magic & Miracles

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Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.   Roy T. Bennett # wooedbywords   # thewritingroom   # writer   # words   # sipofspokane

Garden Journal : MINT to be.

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Learning how wonderful things taste with a little fresh mint added.  Here Some Ways to Use Fresh Mint: *Add Mint to Greek Yogurt with Berries. *Make Your Own Mint Tea to Aid Digestion.  *Change Up Your Protein Smoothie.  *Try Strawberry, Mint & Basil with Balsamic.  *Make a Minty Lime Fizzler.  *Try a Watermelon, Basil, Mint Salad with Feta.  *Make My Watermelon Mint Pops.  *Add Fresh Mint to Basil Pesto. *Jazz up your water *Make mint ice cubes  If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. # GardenJournal   # TheWritingRoom   # FreshMint   # CookingWithMint # Experiment   # Herbs   # VictoryGarden 

Garden Journal : Life as a Rhody

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Rhododendrons are scene stealers with their spectacular clusters of showy blooms. Prominent in Pacific Northwest, the rhododendron also has large leaves that often stay green through winter.  # GardenJournal   # TheWritingRoom   # Rhododendrons 

Courtship by Concerts : A return to LIVE Music

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Waiting for  Sammy Eubanks  to start.  This is the anniversary of the first time I met  James .  ♥️  you hubby.  Side Note:  Barrister Winery  2015 Tapteil Vineyard Cab Sauv Red Mountain is a remarkable wine  🍷   🍷  Cheers to us, great wine and live music. Oh and The walls are adorned with  Christy Branson Art . Life is good.

Lessons from Flowers - Hydrangeas

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I adore these cheery Pom Pom shaped blooms.  The name hydrangea comes from the Greek "hydor," meaning water, and "angos," meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to "water barrel," referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water and its cup-shaped flower. With its wooden stems and lacy, star-shaped flowers packed closely together in a pompom, the hydrangea's color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil. Hmm...lessons from flowers.  # GardenJournal   # TheWritingRoom   # LessonsFromFlowers   # Hydrangeas

Wine tells a story - Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc

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Wine tells a story.  Like every great tale there’s the setting where the story takes place and influences that reside there make an impact on the tale’s outcome. Its these influential nuances that are realized in the glass. They include factors that affect the fruit such as unique environment contexts, farming practices and a crop's specific growth habitat. Collectively, these contextual attributes are the characters.  New Zealand’s Sea Pearl Vineyards is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the hinterland mountains in an region referred to as the Awatere Valley.  The serene valley is the ideal setting for Sauvignon Blanc to flourish.  Due to the proximity to the ocean, Awatere Valley is cooler than other parts of Marlborough with stoney soils that result in a favorable Sauvignon Blanc packed with citrus and mineral characteristics.  It’s been said that great wine is made in the vineyard and it’s the winemakers task is to respectfully usher it to the bottle. This pu

#BlackoutTuesday

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Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. Nelson Mandela  # BlackOutTuesday
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I’m a writer and I don’t have any words. Honestly, although my heart is heavy, it would be an insult for me to try to write some from my privileged point-of-view. Here’s someone else’s who’s qualified.  # MarvinGaye   # BLM   # ICantBreathe   # GeorgeFloyd   # thewritingroom # sipofspokane   # nowords

Hello June...Please be good to us.

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"June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible."  Marie Lu, Legend (Legend, #1)