Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Beauty of Things I Didn’t Plant

I’ve worked hard on my garden, and I’m pleased with its progress. Sometimes, though, much of its beauty lies in the wild bits, in the things I didn’t plant. Here are a few of them… Sometimes, the best things in life really are free–not just of money, but of labor.

The Fox and the Hound

“Court!” I called, peering across the neighboring field to the woods beyond. I was rewarded by the sight of a shape bursting from the foliage on the far end of the field. “Ah,” I thought, “THERE’S my faithful hound!” But I peered again. Wait a moment—that wasn’t one shape running; it was two! As the […]