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Quote of the Day: Robert Brault,

April 21st, 2013

Through the blackest night, morning gently tiptoes,
feeling its way to dawn.
~Robert Brault

I love being outside at night, especially in spring, when the air is crisp and there aren’t many insects around. More than the dark of night, I love being up early, right as night begins to fade to day.
night 1
sunrise and sunset 2
sunrise (1)
One of the reasons I love camping so much is because we’re usually up as the first whispers of dawn break over the horizon.
I especially love getting up early, seeing the first whispers of dawn on the horizon.

What’s your favorite time of day?

Quote of the Day: Barry Cornwall

June 3rd, 2012

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.

~Barry Cornwall

Earlier this week we had a wonderful summer evening after a weather front moved through. It pushed away all the hot sticky humid weather and cooler drier air moved in. I happened to be watering a few areas of the garden to keep the plants alive and it was perfect.

There is something wonderful about using a sprinkler, I love the sound of the water falling and the click when it changes directions. Reminds me of the occasional time we played in it growing up.

Are there any other things you experience in the garden that bring back fond childhood memories?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.