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July 2, 2019
The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris from Bayou Quilts


“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed—fading away like water on a stone.”  (Quartzy)


I've been wondering how to describe this wonderful book, full of gorgeous art and lovely poems.  When I saw an article about it on Brain Pickings, I was enthralled--and ordered it immediately.   The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris came about when the Oxford children's dictionary dropped words related to nature and replaced them with words like broadband, celebrity, chat room ...

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June 7, 2019
Rambling from Bayou Quilts

The aphids are already a problem on my milkweed plants.  I'm not sure why the aphids love the milkweed, but I don't find them anywhere else. I really hate those tiny little buggers, but at least I'm getting a head start on them, and I've noticed some helpers in my war against aphids--ladybugs.   

I'm seeing a few bees in the garden, but wait until the mint blooms--then the bees will come in great numbers.  At least I hope they will, because every year I worry that there will be fewer bees or even none to ...

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October 5, 2017
Finding Peace Amidst Fear, Destruction, and Chaos from With Heart and Hands.....



The Pacific Northwest and parts of California are on fire, Houston and multiple areas of the Gulf Coast are drowning in flood waters of Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Jose' and Hurricane Irma, and a multitude of earthquakes and even once dormant volcanoes are beginning to erupt with brimstone and fury.

Add in the massive effect of Hurricane Maria as it hit Puerto Rico and its nearby island nations.S ince the storm made landfall on September 20, Hurricane Maria has wreaked havoc on the island, causing a level of widespread destruction and disorganization paralleled by few storms in American history ...

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