California poppies

April 21, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Blooms and Wildflowers: Super Blooms!

I love this photo.  A brown, dead leaf that has fallen from the tree is wedged among the blossoms.   Some of the spent flowers have fallen on top of the dead leaf…as if resting in a cradle among the … Continue reading

avocado new growth

April 17, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime: Possibilities and Surprises

The bees are really happy that I sprinkled wildflower seeds over the dry earth in my yard last winter.  Nothing was growing after we stopped watering the grass that used to be there. Native wildflowers came up after the rains about a month … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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From California to Vermont: Avocados are the Perfect Gift!

It’s amazing to know that the avocados in that box were still on the trees in California on Monday morning…and today is Wednesday, and they have arrived by mail in Vermont. !  And today I’m in Vermont too! I know … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont Spring Part 2: Jack in the Pulpit to Lilacs

For years after I moved from Vermont to California I didn’t feel like I deserved springtime.   In the northeast,  springtime is the reward for having survived yet another cold, icy winter.  Months of difficult driving,  canceled events and compulsory boots, … Continue reading

May 15, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont Spring…A Miracle That Happens Every Year

Last year at this time  I was with my mother in Vermont.   I arrived just as she was released from the hospital following an emergency surgery.   During the three weeks that we spent together,  the days and nights blurred together … Continue reading

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