Monthly Archives: April 2008

Bloom in progress

I’ve been following every unfurling leaf and petal this year. I’m awed by how expressive plain green limbs can be. Advertisements

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Renovation inspiration

For those of you feeling a little overwhelmed by life and house work, I recommend the story of a clever couple in Akron, Ohio.  Be sure to look at the photos. They restored the bathroom instead of ripping it out—hooray!  … Continue reading

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New life for cruft

I was honored last week to learn that my colleagues consider me their go-to girl for junk. A friend encouraged me—nay, implored me—to go home and round up odds-and-ends for a schoolgirl’s art project. And boy did I come through: … Continue reading

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Roper from Rochester

There’s a beauteous beast on eBay now, and the seller says it’s a 1935; I’ve asked how the date was determined.

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Summon the gale-force winds

I’ve got heat stroke probably, from it being in the 60s and sunny all weekend, and the proof is that I’ve popped the largest tomato and pepper plants out into the cold frame already. The nighttime temp is projected to … Continue reading

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Crocuses in my crappy lawn

I’ve been infused with the bliss of spring since seeing the crocuses emerge from my crappy lawn. Quite a few autumns ago I succumbed to catalog-bulb-buying madness (excellent respite from office annoyances!) and hatched the scheme of burying these spring-blooming … Continue reading

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Blurry Roper from Quakertown, Pa.

Pardon the quality of these. I just troll the Net rooting around for Ropers, come what may. I wonder whether these last few I’ve posted are late 1930s. They are distinctly different from the ones that resemble mine.

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