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LIVES TURNED UPSIDE-DOWN

LIVES TURNED UPSIDE-DOWN With schools and churches closed, businesses shuttered, so many people unemployed, and the fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus, we have lost control of certain aspects of our lives. It seems our lives have been turned upside-down. Sadly,...

“SAY IT WITH FLOWERS”

“SAY IT WITH FLOWERS” Floriography, the language of flowers, became popular during the Victorian era. Many kinds of messages were sent via flowers. In fact, floriography became so complicated that dictionaries were created to explain the meaning of floral “gifts.”...

YOUR HEALTH WITH HOUSEPLANTS

Did you know that house plants can improve your physical and mental health?       In the middle of winter, when dark, empty tree branches contrast with the white, snowy ground cover outdoors, I enjoy my houseplants. At a time when the outdoor flora take their winter...

SPRING, NEW BEGINNINGS

Each season has its own beauty. My favorite season is spring. I can finally open my windows to let in the fresh, (relatively) clean air. I can step out into the warm sunlight without bundling up in coat, boots, hat, mittens, and scarf. I think what I like best about...

Icon of Childhood

Superheroes are big business today. Most children have their favorite– Spiderman, Superman, Batman, etc. Superheroes are pretend. They have powers that go beyond what a normal person can do. Traditionally the superhero used his ability to help mankind. Smokey...