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Elemental Sentiment: A Writer Wednesday Post

Elemental Sentiment, photo, lettering and text © Irene O’Garden 2013 Mercury is now in retrograde. According to star folk, it’s a good time to be flexible, since travel, computers, plans and communications can veer a bit awry. Intuition is high,

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Praise for my book “Fat Girl”

Any author who has a book positively reviewed or mentioned by a publication is lucky indeed. I’ve been abundantly fortunate in this respect, my book Fat Girl being a shining example. Please take the time to visit my author page to find out more

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Un Petit Hommage: A Writer Wednesday Post

Chez Paul, iPad Art and all text ⓒIrene O’Garden Another “postcard” from our trip: One of the pleasures of travel is the unplanned stop. We set sail from Gaudi’s Barcelona on a ten-day Mediterranean cruise. First port: Marseilles, where we

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Listening To My Elders: A Writer Wednesday Post

It’s The Berries, photo and all text ©Irene O’Garden, 2013 Dagnab ‘em. Birds are peckin’ at ‘em, but loads of purple caviar still droops on the stem. The valuable, healthy elderberries are ready, ripening the crop of guilt that started

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Ink Under The Bridge: A Writer Wednesday Post

My Worm, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden 2013 “A worm has zero legs.” You can see why I’m enjoying this week’s lettering task.  Ada’s poem is one of sixteen winning entries in this year’s Hudson Highlands Land Trust

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That Lively Hand: A Writer Wednesday Post

Lively Hand, photo and all text ⓒ Irene O’Garden 2013 When asked to conduct a River Of Words forest workshop for eight children aged 3-6 years (not my usual crowd) I called an expert—my sister Robin, a retired Waldorf  kindergarten teacher.

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Intentionally Blank: A Writer Wednesday Post

Intentionally Blank, iPad art & all text © Irene O’Garden, 2013 “This space intentionally left blank.” Did you ever get this delightfully ridiculous notice on a piece of paper, say with a credit card bill? Laughed heartily the first time

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Sweet Irony: A Writer Wednesday Post

Ro & Ree, photo © Mark Muenster, 2013, all text © Irene O’Garden, 2013 Some folks can write posts in advance when they know they’ll be out of town, but my life is rarely so accommodating.  Today’s comes to you late

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Proportion In Perspective: A Writer Wednesday Post

Frontknocker, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden, 2013 The light is frank as ever through the windowpanes.  Cabinet latches squeak and snap just as they did. The attic is still a hot, stuffy, slightly scary place of boxed-up memories

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Poets and Cicadas: A Writer Wednesday Post

Peachnipples, Photo and all text © Irene O’Garden, 2013 For days we’ve been veiled in a lovely hum. It floated in and out with cooling clouds and warm visitors on Saturday’s garden tour, and keeps us company even now. A

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Sprucing Up: A Writer Wednesday Post

 Shadowmask, photo & all text © Irene O’Garden, 2013 Sprucing up for a charity garden tour this weekend. Projects postponed resurrect with the peonies. Workers are buzzing about like our prancing polka-dot terrier Bee. Electricians hardwire outdoor fixtures we sought

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Gone Reading: a (tiny) Writer Wednesday Post

I had this week’s post inwardly bubbling and then this marvelous gift arrived: An advance copy of The Signature of All Things, the new novel by my dear friend Elizabeth Gilbert, to be published this fall. Sure, I wanted to

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Rosemary and Lavender: A Writer Wednesday Post

 Rosemary and Lavender, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden, 2013 A poignant week. Aunt Rosemary, whom you met in my December post Peaceful Balance, passed away this week. She had the grace to do so on her 91st birthday,

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Rogue Thoughts: A Guest Writer Wednesday Post

Rogue Thoughts, photo © Irene O’Garden, 2013,  Poem ©Robin O’Brien, 2013 Four days in Washington, DC and three of teaching poetry plumped my week beyond normal.  Though the busying tried to elbow out my Wednesday post,  I have some wise words

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