The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

The Nature of the Beast

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People make progress but do not reach perfection because imperfection is the nature of the beast. — Idiom

This morning it is straight to coffee, not my usual glass of lemon water, as I eye a tentacle of bindweed growing inside?! … yes that beast is inside! … our “Board Room” the name we have given our five-six-seven?-year-and-counting back porch renovation project. The coffee because I didn’t sleep very well wondering just what it was, or is, scratching in the bedroom wall because it sounds much larger than a mouse. It is a dark and stormy morning and there are new leaks in the yet to be renovated roof. All the gutters are clogged and water is falling like Niagra from their rims. There is a tiny trickle running down the rain chain that is, when the gutter is not clogged which is perhaps 1% of the time, a wonderful sight to behold when it rains. And so it goes.

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Author: Kathy Sturr

Cultivating art, growing soul, and creating plant-based food in the beautiful 1000 Islands, New York and Cedar Key, Old Florida.

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