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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday musings

Ornamental pepper plant liked the composted soil in the organic garden this summer!

The two main forces which are attributed to how a child develops into whoever that person becomes. 
It's in her genes.
Her parents/schooling gave her all the right opportunities.

And then there are the religious among us, who attribute us entirely to another outside force.

Unknown white flowers growing through many a first I thought Confederate Jasmin

Well, we are what we are, and who we are.

Interesting seed pod

The burden which is well borne becomes light. Ovid


  1. I think it's a little bit of both, what we are genetically born with and how we are raised, taught, and encouraged.

    1. You're probably right. Thanks for stopping by to talk here!

  2. Hello, and thank you for reading my blog, and commenting. Thank you so much, for the commenting. It's a way we can all find new places, of inspiration and friendship.

    You liked my comment on Myth and Moore. The one about how I grew up, without magic. And how I am seeping myself in it, now. (Even though a wee bit late...)

    In the year 2000, I gave myself permission to question. And I have been blossoming, ever since. :-)))) 63 is a late age, to choose complete change. But, I did it.

    And since, I am happier, needless to say. And still growing. And learning. And enjoying.

    Again, thank you for your lovely comment.

    Luna Crone

    1. Thanks Luna, I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

  3. What beautiful work you do!

    And what beautiful photos you take!

    And the large, not really round tomatoes... Perhaps they are ones, which do not turn really red... They look like delightful tomatoes, which are very expensive, in the markets. :-) And you have them growing, for you!

    1. Thanks Luna, I've still got a few on the vine too!

  4. I think those white flowers are wild clematis -- beautiful stuff.

  5. Thanks Vicki...I thought they would have bigger blossoms somehow but wild maybe smaller. I would have given them the sniff test, and wondered why they were open during daytime, to see if they were really a jasmine. Ah!

  6. I was thinking the white flowers were asters, common here this time of year :)


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