Sunlight slants sideways from the east — left through rippled green maple leaves — onto the black metal patio table, green canvas umbrella, and light-tufted flower plants of orange, red, and yellow. The feathery Celosia plumes are beautiful and I find my eyes drawn here often. Cotton seeds circle and float in aimless patterns; the…

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I saw them this week, all lined up just waiting. Five dried peach pits, riddled with crevices and cracks, laying flat on the soil awash in potential and wonder. Photo: Christopher Bowns, Creative Commons cc license Daniel puts them there, this sweet little towheaded blonde six and a half year old. Since learning of gardening…

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