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Continual Flower Vase Today
My supply of wood chips for mulch and composting comes from the city dump. Different kinds of trees are shredded by the city and make for a variety of wood chips. Yesterday I saw some red wood chips, the kind you purchase at the garden center. I took as much as I could and today I went back for more. There was only a small amount left. Clearly the word got out about these red wood chips. I am not sure what tree if any they came from. I understand red wood chips are dyed. But, no matter what, they make, for a more decorative front garden.
The white, pink and red roses and pink peonies in the rain garden in the front yard are all in bloom. My continual flower vase in the kitchen, from March 1st to Oct. 31st,is now beautiful with these roses and peonies.
I was reminded today of the suffering of victims of wars, our soldiers, the enemy and innocent families. I was in touch with people who strive each day to have enough food. My friend, Ann, who suffers from constant pain, had another visit to the hospital today. Awareness of war, suffering, hung and illness all around me can make me despair, especially when people who should know better turn a blind eye to injustice and immorality.
But all I need to do is look outside in front or back of my house to see the gardens blooming with beauty and the darkness lifts. With Roses, Peonies and Red Wood chips I can find special beauty these days, even on my kitchen table.