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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted: July 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Fourth of July is a holiday traditionally celebrated with fireworks. And fireworks come in many forms. Colorful explosions of flowers. Vibrant crayon drawings. And corn!

This is glass gem corn, a heritage variety cultivated by Oklahoma farmer Carl “White Eagle” Barnes.

Photo and story found at Seedbroadcast

Seed-keeper Carl was half-Cherokee, half Scottish-Irish, and in the course of growing older corn varieties he was able to isolate and cultivate ancestral types that had been lost to various Native tribes after their relocation to the Oklahoma territory in the 1880s. Carl’s philosophy: “The Seed Remembers.”

I stand in a radiant Glory

My roots in the heart of Mother Earth

My crown in the clouds of Father Sky

The Four Winds encircle me in spirals of Love

One going up, then down

One going down, then up

They meet in the Center of Complete Perfection—

The Human Stalk of Corn

—Carl Barnes

 

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Warm wishes

Posted: February 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Just around this time of year, thoughts of hot, sunny days come to mind. They’re on their way, but first we must pass many more cold, cloudy ones. Until the season of the sun arrives, here’s to dreams of the sunniest of summery situations!

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Wild and woolly

Posted: January 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I hope you’re keeping warm this winter!

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Porky prosperity

Posted: January 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Lucky lemon pigs for the new year are a folk tradition. This is mine for 2020! All you need to make your own are toothpicks, lemon, foil, cloves, and a shiny new coin. I used an Irish 2 penny Euro for extra luck!

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Happy New Year!

Posted: January 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s brand new…

It’s never been seen before…

2019 is here!

No need to save the wrapping. Just open it up and have the best year ever!

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Howdy ho ho ho!

Posted: December 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

No one needs a special hat to give the gift of a smile this season. Smiles are free and available anywhere, any time!

 

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Smiley smile

Posted: August 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Stay for the goofy yawn!

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Good advice!

Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted: July 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Be kind to dogs today, patriots. Celebrate our national birthday the quiet, peaceful way…by drawing fireworks in sidewalk chalk!

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Sugar rush

Posted: June 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Master baker Maddie Lu recreated the Millennium Falcon in sumptuous layers of sponge cake and buttercream frosting. From the cockpit to the escape pods to the ion flux stabilizer with alluvial damper, her dessert version of this modified YT-1300 Corellian light freighter is realistic down to the slightest detail. A warning to Chewie fans everywhere, though: Eating too much of this sweet Star Wars treat will definitely take you to hyperspace!

See more of Maddie Lu’s award-winning baking here.

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