CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

May 9, 2011

Divide Your Plants—And Share the Goodies

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

DIVIDE YOUR PLANTS—AND SHARE THE GOODIES!

    It was a bright and sunny morning.

    Yes, I know this cliche is a takeoff on the start of Sir Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel Paul Clifford: It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents – except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

      But it fits. It was a bright and sunny morning…the kind of weather that always embraces after a long, cold, winter.

    I sat on my front porch, gathering Vitamin D while basking in the sun, slurping on my daily cup of Joe, reading the newspaper and taking my required heart medications.

     The thermometer read seventy-eight degrees at noon—another in a series of late March and early April 2010 spring weather when the temperatures have frequently reached eighty degrees. In fact, it’s been so nice that (more…)

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February 26, 2010

My Spider Plant Lives: A Devotion

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

MY SPIDER PLANT LIVES: A Devotion

SCRIPTURE: Micah 5:7   And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. (KJV)

DEVOTION:  I found my three-foot high planter tipped over on my porch, dirt scattered about and pieces of the lush, green spider plant and its multiple babies rendered lifeless. I swept up the mess, tossing the remaining dirt clump into an empty container, and mourned the loss of the precious plant.     

     The plant was a gift to me almost twenty-five years previously by my good friend and unofficially (more…)

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