Monthly Archives: May 2021

Piles and Piles of Mexican Beach Rocks*

*I saw miles and miles of Texas all the stars up in the sky I saw miles and miles of Texas gonna live here till I die (T. Camfield, D. Johnston) I love the beauty of wet rocks, maybe because … Continue reading

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A present in the compost pile

Every spring I clean out the pots when it is time to plant new flowers or plants. I have a little spot on the edge of the hill where I toss clippings, and the occasional expired plant if the potting … Continue reading

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Changing plans: Always a work in progress

Years ago, I tried to grow tomatoes. One bloom made it as far as a baby tomato and then the cutworms devoured three plants overnight down to the stalk. I have never tried again since then—until this year. I put … Continue reading

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Who was the ‘other’ William Henry Rogers?

As noted in the last post, William Hazen Rogers of the original Rogers Brothers silver-plate had a son named William Henry Rogers who joined in the family business. While the Rogers family had a number of trademarks for their various … Continue reading

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