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'But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer.' ~John Burroughs (1837–1921), "The Falling Leaves," Under the Maples

so....a different world is what we have now and we have to stay safe and get through this. Thankfully we can take solace in our gardens, whether large or just some containers....and when the time comes that we cannot be in our gardens, we have seed catalogues to get us through winter...

Who would have thought we would still be in this situation....For me, it has been a year of lost tours, lost trips with my husband, lost time visiting our friends. But, you do make do with what you have and we are so lucky. We both can work from home, we have the most beautiful views from our condo out onto the Pacific ocean, we have a bird freeway right beside us to entertain us, and we have each other. Panama is very strict with our quarantine and we have had to make it work...and we do. We are opening slowly here in Panama...we can go out together and walk to places we haven't seen in six months, we can travel outside our area to visit friends if we want, we can shop...but we still must be careful.

Keep checking up on your friends and family. We are so lucky now to have so many ways of keeping in touch with those we love while not being with them...use them.

I have also been updating my FB page with what is happening here in Panama where I live and posting some of my many photos of beautiful flowers and places...because we will travel again....and we will appreciate it more.

CELEBRATING 22 YEARS of Tours for Garden Lovers...

My tours for 2021 are doing really well...Greece does not have much space left now, Chelsea is 50% booked. Other wonderful tours that are now up on the tours site are Spain, Portugal (booking) and South Africa (booking) all in 2021....all small group as well. I do a tours newsletter so if you would like the latest hot of the laptop, just send me an email and let me know...

Our Garden Tours Site is www.gardeningtours.com

I hope you are following me on FaceBook so you can see what I am up to here in Panama and on my travels.
Our Panama site is at WhyPanama.net Moving to a tropical country from Zone 3a in Alberta was sure some kind of adjustment, but one that we are so thankful we did. It has opened up a whole new world of plant material and article opportunities for me.

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