Asters and golden-rod, yellow and blue,
"Out of the Summer's heart we came,
"Strangers and exiles in disguise,
"But patient and silent we grew and grew,
"We drank till our life could hold no more
"And then in a whisper the Summer said: '
"One glowing kiss, and the Summer died;
"And that is our story, and whence we came:
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.