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Garden Gates

My first blog post appeared in January, 2013. I had so much to say then, so many thoughts about gardens and garden design, that for many years I posted weekly. Recently my posts have been fewer and farther between, not because I have less to say but because other work has been more pressing. I…

Étang, cascade, gorge et ruisseau

Étang, cascade, gorge et ruisseau L’étang, le barrage et la cascade sont artificiels, créés il y a plus de 150 ans pour alimenter une scierie. La gorge et le ruisseau ont été formés au cours des millénaires par des forces naturelles qui remontent au recul des glaciers. La réglementation environnementale au Québec interdit de couper…

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Creating a Scene

When our children were young, I dreaded taking them to the grocery store. If I was lucky, the expedition would be quick and easy. But some days, the little brats screamed for chocolates  or put unwanted items into the shopping cart, and when I took them out, they created a scene. Unpleasant for me and…