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November 14.20: Coping

The fireworks of fall

though silent be their boom

revel in explosion

of pyrotechnic bloom.




Today is my mom’s birthday, a gardener down to her toes.

She’s long gone to God, but I know she’d love these mums.

She’d also tell me to wipe my feet, the official Mom Greeting.

So happy 102nd birthday, Evelyn Mauck O’Hern!


Connections: July 4.17

The Fourth wears boom and sparkle

like giant bright birthstone

and gardeners join right in

with fireworks of their own.




With my wishes for a valued Independence Day, dear reader.

And with more thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives

and to the gardeners herein who offer this beauty to us.