Monthly Archives: June 2014

Happy spirit, gateway to spring: the orchid

Taking time to practice the Four Gentlemen has always been my aim; my introductory lessons in CBP taught me their execution employs all that you need to know in this art form.   Ah, but mastering those four subjects—bamboo, orchid, plum … Continue reading

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It’s in the cards—hummingbirds rule!

For my annual bash of June birthdays this year I created a card featuring an Anna’s Hummingbird. It was nice to deal with the social obligations in ‘one fell swoop’ as it were. (ha ha!) The first hummingbird I ever … Continue reading

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