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A subtle fragrance

It takes determination to idle one’s motor, to notice life’s subtleties, and in particular – to appreciate the glorious Easter lily. This year’s plants are long spent, their delicate scent noticeably gone. Until now, I enjoyed the look of an … Continue reading

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You’re in the army now

I’ve designated the White-winged dove as Active Avian Military, taking frequent R and R at our affordable, all-you-can-eat resort. Their uniform is dull brown, water-repellent and camouflage-worthy. The wing bears a thin crescent of white, distinguishing it from the civilian … Continue reading

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Pixie Dust

Which pixie sprinkles pollen dust instead of magic, sparkly stuff? Won’t someone tell that pixie – please how pine trees pollinate with ease. by

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Mini gardens

My morning walk reveals eleven slight depressions in the street, aligned some six feet apart and perhaps three inches across. The cubbyholes appear to be purposeful, as though a giant hand scooped fistfuls of wet concrete and then, with an … Continue reading

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Shall we dance?

The mind rot, aka television, occasionally allows something remarkable. Mad Hot Ballroom is such a find. Absently searching the maze of channels I stopped mid-click upon finding this documentary: The story of 10 and 11- year-olds from 60 public schools … Continue reading

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Too Sweet

Resident birds and squirrels love our rustic, leaf-strewn backyard. We have woodpeckers, a smattering of blue jays, wrens, doves and an occasional robin. Sipping coffee and reading the paper this morning, I spied Monsieur and Madame Red Bird. I usually … Continue reading

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Backyard Business

Backyard Business Squirrels are ambidextrous to the extreme. One bushy-tailed fellow, full of curiosity and bravado, managed to invade our bird feeder after studying it for a year. The feeder is an open, pink-hued glass dish and hangs from a … Continue reading

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Post from a rain-slick roadway

The rain poured, traffic slowed and Ravel’s glorious music surged from the car radio. A spirited piece, Ravel was in sync with the swelling storm. Choreographed lightning flashed left and right. When Ravel was spent, Rossini took center stage.  Another … Continue reading

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Post from the Theater District

Houston Ballet’s recent production of Romeo and Juliet exploded with sumptuous sets, brilliant dancing, Prokofiev’s music and high drama!  A before-the-show drink, properly plated appetizers and watching The Beautifu People are part of the theater experience. Drop-dead-gorgeous, stylishly-thin, short-skirted, high-heeled,ankle-tattooed, … Continue reading

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Post from the ladies’ room

At Houston’s sumptuous Wortham Theater, I thrilled to Stanton Welch’s amusing Cinderella and Prokofiev’s splendid score. Waiting in line at the rest room provided further entertainment. We ladies-in-waiting politely chatted as we inched forward, though in reality, we scrutinized one … Continue reading

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