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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

First Raspberries

I picked the first wild raspberries on Tuesday.

EVERYTHING is SO early this year!  Even the fireweed and the asters are in bloom now, the asters being the v-e-r-y last of summertime's flowers . . . and the first frost said to come when the top bloom of the fireweed opens (the individual flowers open from bottom to top).  Does that mean fall will arrive in August?


  1. Yum! I wish ours lasted longer!

  2. Can't you just hear Maisy saying, "I hope she drops that whole handful."

  3. I never knew that about the fire weed, but I sure hope it fails to be true this year!

  4. I'm a fall lover and with the past month being 90 degrees and over with humidity every single day, I can't wait for fall to arrive. I know I'm in the minority not loving summer, but I'm just counting down the days until we can have a fire in the fireplace and flannel sheets back on the bed. Bliss!!!


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