Lucy Crowe

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Word witch. Coffee lover. Avid reader. Farmer's daughter. Fire chick. Hopeful gardener. Mom of 3 and Kitty Boy's proud human.

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Hag stone! Brilliant, beautiful good luck, and so much needed! These are a rare find, and much valued as a protection amulet. With this and Saint Michael  I can't go wrong. ...
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Isn't the gray tree frog nocturnal? We found this little guy clinging to our living room window (hot, hot!) and moved him to the shade near our fish pond. "Rest and recover," I told him. "Sing tonight."
The tree frog symbolizes transitions and transformations, which is interesting, given that today's Bible verse was the famous beginning of Ecclesiastes "all is vanity" - which addresses, so beautifully, the fleeting nature of all things earthly - and the tarot card was death (who is never scary; he, too, refers to transitions and transformations.)
So! Taken together - what the devil? Maybe I'll be, like, changing into a superhero or something tonight! A renowned author? Frog Woman?
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Who remembers being a little kid and trying on every silly hat in the mall?

Check out this thing! Doesn't it have "safari" written all over it?Ah well, the growth behind my garage is actually reminiscent of a jungle and, as it turns out, that mosquito netting is a very cool thing. You can weed to your heart's content and just watch the little stinkers hovering on the other side, unable to get at you. Ha! Eight bucks only - an absolute steal!

That said, isn't it much nicer to kick back on the swing and read? Left alone, and without the nagging voice of conscious at the back of my head, I would happily spend the entire summer with Peabody and Emerson. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/723539377
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“The dragonfly – who only flies for a small portion of his life – embodies the virtue of living fully, happily, for the moment. Also note that in almost every culture in the world, the dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, and adaptability.” My daughter and I were swimming last night, just as the sky was pinking with twilight, and an entire swarm of these beauties filled the air above us. I’d never seen anything quite like it – so elegant and iridescent, and so many of them! Sometimes real magic feels as though it’s only a breath away.

Or . . . transformation? Make me a superhero!
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So, here is where I talk to God in July, and although He sounds a lot like a bird, I'm pretty sure He answers me. ...
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The little guy is ailing. A rather sudden onset of . . . arthritis? The vet thinks so. He's not getting around very well right now, and I'm hanging on the couch with him taking in this gorgeous book, "Amelia Peabody's Egypt." What a treasure! "Egyptians worshiped felines, Kitty Boy," I tell him, and that seems to make me happier than it does him. *sigh* He's still eating and drinking; we have pain meds for him, and he's content here on the couch. This too shall pass - in fact, it will improve!
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It's a wonderful thing when your bedspread matches your current reading choice! Lol! I will probably stay the summer in Egypt with Peabody and Emerson; "Curse of the Pharaohs" is everything you could seek in an adventure story, and more. https://bit.ly/2NxEy7
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Boo! Hocus Pocus! 122 days till Halloween and the ghosted are getting restless.  No wind, and the chimes aren't ringing.  The moon is still, so what gives with that silly sun??
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The intent, of course, is a patio of sorts. Or at least it was, last April. Table-and-chairs, a grill. A swing? Fairy lights strung up above, and across, through the trees. That said, summer is well underway, and this space vibrates with frog song and hummingbird flight. It’s lit with fireflies, paved with buckeyes and acorns and ancient chunks of red brick. Shaded by a billion trees, carpeted in ivy, and I’m pretty sure, saturated with the sort of magic that grows best without interference. 
Maybe next year.
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Vultures are social – they feed, fly, and roost in large flocks. A group is called a committee, venue, or volt. In flight, they are a kettle, and when feeding together, a wake. A wake! How cool is that?

It’s a myth that they circle dying animals. They’re magnificent, powerful fliers, and they soar on thermals, but they can’t sense when an animal is dying. Neither do they prey on healthy livestock, although they’re regularly persecuted by ranchers, just in case.

Best random vulture fact: scientists have begun to study their unique senses and abilities, and are now using the birds to not only locate bodies of missings persons and crime victims, but also to help pin time of death.

Ohmygosh, I feel a whole novel coming on!

That said, I’m not sure I want these guys nesting in the trees above my own vehicle . . .
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Dear reader: I've pretty much decided to spend my summer in Egypt, with Peabody and Emerson. Please don't be alarmed if I don't look up until September. https://bit.ly/2F2SoIx
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Always in June, there comes a day when I bring these beauties up from their barrel in the basement and turn them loose in the ancient, foot-shaped pond beneath our magnolia. There’s something magical about “the great fish release” and although I don’t notice them much indoors, I can sit by the pond and watch them forever. The reflection of sky on water, sun’s heat on my neck, mosquito whine just past my reach . . . summer, summer, summer.
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