Kew Gardens in September

Kew Gardens in September are all deep greens, juicy reds, and crunchy browns. The spice of wilting roses drifts over the formal bits of the garden. Chestnuts and acorns are almost-not-quite beginning to fall, but the squirrels waste no time starting their annual stores.  The waterfowl’s offspring are almost independent adolescents, and young gulls and crows chase each other high over the temperate house’s glint. It’s a busy time after the lull of summer and autumn’s advance is certain, even as …

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Hello, Fall! Time For a Little Biorequiem Housekeeping

Photo by A Fact: I love getting Thank You notes. The Turquoise Tart tip-toed over my threshold just a day or so past, looking very demure in her mailing envelope.  Once freed though, she was revealed to be a  sparkling creature still shimmering from her seraglio (or so it seemed), & i swear she winked. Just once. It’s a lovely print, thank you so much. Fact: I almost never have time to write them, so here is a a big, …

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