Come Into My Garden Said the Black-Eyed Susan to the Hybrid Tea

Some people are naturally buoyant, but others of us must find ways to elevate our spirits. Writing helps keep my emotions on track, and drawing and painting help me, too. Sunflower – Watercolor by Jacki Kellum But gardening and watching nature day by day is probably my best antidote for the blues. Even during the…

There Is Nothing More Refreshing Than A Morning in September

There is nothing more refreshing than a morning in September. One advantage of living in the North is that as soon as the calendar hits September 1, PLOP! The curtain drops! And It Turns Fall! That doesn’t happen in the South. I remember my school-teaching days in Mississippi. I remember standing out on the asphalt parking…