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School is right around the corner, and as Chief Administrator and Principal Instructor for the Purdyville Homeschooling Academy, I’ve got a lot of lesson planning and general preparation to do. Despite the fact that I have over a dozen blog posts sitting in my Drafts folder, I’m going to take a little break and get ready for school. Comments are always welcome and since other readers subscribe to them, you’ll still have an audience even if I can’t respond myself (but I might).

I’ll be back as soon as I can . . .

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Robin (Bumblebee) August 21, 2007, 5:33 pm

Hey Kathy,

Yes, lots to do this time of year. I’m just back from loads of travels myself. Happily, the garden is alive, thanks to my niece who was house sitting Mother Nature, who finally kicked in with FOUR INCHES of rain!!!!

Robin (Bumblebee)

Tracy August 14, 2007, 10:11 am

Have a great break!

Stuart August 13, 2007, 1:20 am

Have a great break Kathy. Looking forward to those draft posts already.

bill August 12, 2007, 5:51 pm

wow. a dozen blogposts in the draft folder.

hope to see them soon.

kate August 12, 2007, 1:17 pm

I hope the school planning goes well – see you back soon!