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Watering, weeding, pruning

Most of July was spent keeping up with the profuse foliage and blooming. I watered almost every day, weeded, and pruned. I took lots of photos, but with guests here at various points, as well as an unplanned digestive illness (!!), and some violent storms involving power outages and broken tree limbs, I didn't upload during July. I'm uploading most of the July photos as part of August.

I experienced, and continue to experience deep joy and peace, the moment I step out to tend the gardens. They are so strong and fragile at the same time. I identify.


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