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ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER They go to sleep and hide their heads, when day turns into night, With wild anticipation then, they hope they will survive, The wicked days of autumn’s grip which keeps them now alive, Each morning … Continue reading

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This was to be painted en plein air with my husband on Thursday. It was raining. I decided to stay home and paint inside. Some day I’ll have the nerve to paint outdoors again. A place of manicured, well tended … Continue reading

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It’s been a week of April showers and as my mom used to say, “April showers bring May flowers.” I started painting flowers one summer when my allergies were so bad, I couldn’t venture into my garden. I’m not nearly … Continue reading

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We’ve had a lovely week of spring weather up here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota. Sunday, being Easter was filled with sunshine and temperatures reaching 80 degrees. The gathering time was spent outdoors for the most part, giving way … Continue reading

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When bygone days of winter pass and snow is off the ground, I tend to think of planting things, and wait without a sound, There’s nothing like new life I think, while pushing through dead leaves, The natural mulch has … Continue reading

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JOB 37:14-16   “Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know how God lays his command upon them and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?  Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the … Continue reading

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ART & INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER For some reason, last year there were very few geraniums to be purchased at the local garden shops.  I wonder what happened to them.  As I walked into our local grocery store this week, … Continue reading

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“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” John Muir We moved into our new “old” house almost … Continue reading

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When we lived in our old house, I managed to create a garden of pretty epic proportions on a hill.  It wasn’t just a mound, but a real hill, that almost required mountain boots to climb.  That didn’t deter me.  … Continue reading

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We don’t get too many perfect days where I live.  When you suffer from breathing issues, allergies and old age, you relish it when a day comes along that’s just the right temperature, with low dew points and not much pollen … Continue reading

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ART & INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER© I love these magnificent, showy flowers – The hydrangea, Colored pink, mauve, deep indigo and a blend of all, This year I’ve had back luck with these blooms, Late in the season I discovered … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A bouquet of vibrant colors, slowly fading in the hand, Picked fresh this very morning, plucked from the moistened land, Our lives are like those flowers – they slowly wilt and die, We want to … Continue reading

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Last fall, my husband bought a beautiful hydrangea plant for the front of our new “old” house.  I was so ecstatic, because these are my favorite plants and it seemed the perfect spot for this bloom adorned bush.  Winter came … Continue reading

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Over the last couple weeks, my husband and I have pushed forward on the formation of new gardens for our new old house.  It was fun watching things come up this spring and trying to determine what they were.  I called … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER When things of this world envelope my soul, It’s time to get down in the dirt, To get my hands dirty and dig a big hole, To bury the junk and the hurt, I … Continue reading

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Ever since I was little I had a close attachment with dirt.  I loved making mud pies. I enjoyed digging for worms.  There was something about squishing your fingers through the moist soil in search of buried treasure or who knows what.  … Continue reading

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We have a huge hill in our front yard.  When we first moved into our house 24 years ago, we still possessed the vigor of youth.  Each week my husband would get out the lawn mower and tackle that hill.  … Continue reading

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My husband will tell you, I get way too involved in my garden. I spend hours on just one bed and by the time I’m done, I feel pretty good about it.  Being in the garden is my chance to clear … Continue reading

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You are the Master Gardener, you tend to all my needs, With water you refresh me.  With love you plant the seeds. You take away the grip of ugliness and sin, You’ve given me a second chance – a new life … Continue reading

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