Tag Archives: “Miss Rumphius”

Saga of a Reluctant Landlord

Twelve years ago, I packed my bags and headed west from Southwest Harbor, Maine, to Tucson, Arizona. I’d rent my beloved house during the winter so I could keep it for my kids, prospective grandkids to enjoy every summer, when I’d return … Continue reading

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I feel like Ms. Rumphius…I’m so lucky

   A highlight of summer in Maine is relaxation. I’ve relaxed so much this year that I  feel tired. Maybe there’s something wrong with me. Is this what relaxation feels like? I’ve been spending a lot of time looking out the … Continue reading

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Lupines, please wait for me!

In Arizona they’re called Texas bluebonnets. To me they’re lupines. They grow in the Tucson mountains, much smaller than in Maine. Yup, was I surprised yesterday when I came across Maine-sized purple blossoms at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. … Continue reading

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