The Bunnies

Love is in the air, and pretty much anywhere these two adorable Bunnies are.

Meet Jackson and Jessica Bunnie...they are so in love and today they have decided to show the rest of the world how much they want to be together by making their happy, hopping relationship a great union. 

Invitations have gone out all over the Rabbit Burrow so that all who know and love Jackson and Jessica are present today at this wonderful sea and sand celebration of their loving union. 

After the ceremony there will be loads of delicious dishes for eating. Yummy things like, carrots with raisins and melted honey butter, carrot ginger soup, carrots and green beans with spicy red sauce, carrot rice pudding, and strawberry lemonade for drinking. But, best of all the beautiful carrot, blackwalnut cake decorated with tiny carrots and leaves of fresh mint all on top of a delicate honey sweet vanilla icing. 

When everyone has had their fill of carrot delights, then the music will start and joyous laughter will float out onto the salty sea air as every bunny is seen doing the bunny hop. 

Soon the sun will set deep into the sea and the stars will gently twinkle in the night sky. The sound of the celebrations laughter will fade off as each bunny gives Jackson and Jessica their best whiskery wishes with ticklish kisses, then hops off on their way...leaving Jackson and Jessica Bunnie to the beautiful wave filled evening, while dreaming of the grand, adventurous future that lays before them….

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Pink Violet

Oh, it’s so early...but not for this adorable, busy, tiny, whimsical fairy.

Pink Violet gets up early every morning, especially in the summer;  she is busy gathering together all the ingredients she’ll need to make wonderful, tasty delights for her customers. 

A warm, sweet, delicious smell of muffins baking in a small stone oven, drifts into the summer morning’s air. The fragrant flavors of strawberry, blueberry, cranberry and raspberry tickle your nose as you enter her whimsical, woodsy, eating space. Some of these magical muffins may even have freshly ground walnuts mixed into them, giving them a scrumptious, earthy, crunch! And don’t forget to spoon on a small dollop of honey butter! 

As you watch the honey butter gently melt down the sides of your delicious berry muffin...give thanks to Pink Violet’s very busy friends who supply this sweet deliciousness. The very busy Honey Bees! You’ll find them buzzing around her lovely violet flowers and plump, juicy strawberries, growing in her charming little garden just outside her whimsical, woodsy cafe. 

Pink Violet’s specialty is her freshly brewed “Pink Violet Tea!” Yes, every morning as the sunrise starts to kiss the last of the night sky, Pink Violet makes a trip deep into the cool, emerald green forest where she finds a treasured freshwater spring. She’ll collect up fairy buckets full of refreshing springwater, which will later be placed into her fanciful fairy teapot. She’ll be brewing up the most beautiful, sweet, strawberry and violet tea to serve to her woodland fairy friends and customers. She is known all throughout the fairy kingdom for this delicious, delicate, delight! The sweetness of the strawberries mixed with the delicate flavors of the violets, stirred together with a touch of golden honey are one of the best ways to start your day.

So when you find yourself needing a delicious morning wake up, flutter your wings on over to  Pink Violet’s whimsical, woodsy cafe and enjoy a delicious berry muffin - along with a delicious cup of Pink Violet Tea on me.

Have A Happy Summer! 

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Benny Blue Bloom

As the evenings spring dew softly drips away and the pink petal skies of summer rise into the mornings day - little Benny Blue Bloom sadly contemplates his last spring play date, knowing this day of spring is slowly floating out of sight and wandering into the summer’s season.

No more days of fresh cool spring morning breezes. No more soft, moist flower buds blooming into gentle colors of delight...at least not till next spring season.

Oh to have to wait until spring returns again, with it’s joyous blooms that quicken the hearts of gardener’s and onlooker’s alike, who will be found wandering the pathways where Benny Blue Bloom has been secretly playing with his bunny friends, butterflies and critter companions.

Spring is slowly evaporating out of sight as summer rises up into the morning’s air….

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Picking Posies

Spending time picking posies with Pops is one of Ginger’s favorite things to do. Look at her all adorned in her sunshine yellow dress with its cornflower blue trimmings and ribbon. Pops looks so fancy fresh in his dapper denim pants and tie, which sits elegantly atop his beautiful salmon pink shirt. Together these two adorable bunnies are the pick of the posie patch.

As Ginger and Pops hop happily around the field gathering their lovely bouquet of colorful posies, they are met by many brightly colored butterflies. These playful, tiny, winged wonders, flutter over Ginger and Pop’s bouquet in hopes of finding some sweet warm nectar to dine on.

After arriving home Ginger places the bouquet of posies into a special green glass vase that will be displayed on the entryway table. All who visit will be greeted by the posies as they wave their delicate petals, saying hello.

Many wonderful Bunnies, with their paws filled full of gifts for Pops, will be stopping by to say “Happy Father’s Day.” They will fill his day with wonderful stories of their exciting adventures and share a hearty meal of steamed cabbage and beets with him. After their meal has settled, they will all enjoy a delicious piece of carrot cake with vanilla and walnut frosting.

This is just a few of the many happy moments Ginger will be spending with Pops on this Father’s Day. Ginger is hopeful that you’ll be spending a happy Father’s Day with your Pops, too, and that you’re surrounded with love and colorful butterflies….

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Aloha!

Aloha! Welcome to Gigi’s trailer....

Sitting on the soft golden sand of the Pacific ocean’s beach, you will find this colorful trailer; warm tropical winds, Aquamarine waves and swaying palm trees accompany this little home, giving it a beautiful scenic space of peace.

Gigi keeps her little trailer always ready for visitors - she has what some may call a servants heart. Gigi always has lovely fresh fruits ready for her guest, with which she makes up some of the most delicious tropical smoothies! Why today she has been out picking mangoes, so whoever the blessed soul is to visit today, will be enjoying one of her fabulous mango smoothies. They’re so yummy! Gigi uses bananas, coconut milk, vanilla bean, honey, ice and of course the freshest of mangos. She blends all the ingredients until they are rich and creamy, then she’ll place this wonderful Hawaiian drink into a tall frosted glass with a paper straw.

While you sip your mango smoothie, Gigi will take you around her garden covered beach and share with you all the beautiful island flowers she has been growing. If you look inside her flower boxes on the trailer you’ll find tiny Pikake flowers with the most delicate Jasmine scent. Gigi uses Pikake and Purple Orchids to make wonderful fragrant, stunning, flower wreath necklaces, called Lei’s, which she gives to travelers as a welcoming to her home. She is also growing some gorgeous bright orange Hibiscus flowers, they are so colorful. I bet she’ll pick a few of these after their petals have opened and make Hibiscus tea. She may even wear one of the flowers in her beautiful black hair - the color combination would be dazzling!

As you wander along with Gigi, you may notice a few playful items such as surfboards and beach balls. This is because she is the best Grandma ever! Everyone is welcome at Gigi’s and you can stay as long as you wish...but know if you do, Gigi will find a project or two that will be needing your assistance.

Oh, and if you do decide to leave this beautiful, relaxing, beach scene, Gigi will fill your arms full with the largest Avocados you’ll have ever seen, they’re just another tropical wonder from her garden of tropical dreams.

Aloha!

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June

It’s that time of the year when flowers are all abloom, couples are marrying and the summer sun is on it’s way to light your June days with warmth and the glow of summer’s joy.

There are so many things happening in June. There’s Father’s Day, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, end of the school year activities, picnics and graduations just to name a few.

Whatever the June days bring your way, I hope they are filled with butterflies, flowers, sunny surprises and most of all cake! Yes, lots of delicious cake!

This June cake is made of french vanilla batter, lemon and raspberry filling topped with a delicious cherry-almond fondant. It’s so fresh and light...just like the rising of the morning sun on a summer day.

Bon Appetit!

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Lillian's Lilacs

May we remember all who gave their service to our great nation, who gave up their last breath so that we can live in peace and freedom.

We give thanks on this Memorial Day and lift up their memories...may we never forget or take this day of memory for granted. Thank you to the men and women who gave their all, we are blessed by your tremendous sacrifice, giving us continued life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

So as you find yourself celebrating this day, place a bouquet of beautiful fragrant flowers in a vase or on a gravesite in memory of a special someone who gave their all.

May we never forget….

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Miss Bunny Flowers

She stands on a grassy hill, calling out, “Flowers! Flowers! Beautiful fresh cut flowers! Buy one for your love, one for your friend, one for your Mum and don’t forget one for you too at the end.”

Dressed in her spring sunshine best, with her floppy yellow, flower covered hat, Miss Bunny Flowers sings out her bud filled song to all who pass her by. While colorful butterflies follow her wherever she may hop, hoping to have a taste of the sweet nectar falling from the flowers blooms. Oh, so many wonderful blossoms are gathered together in her rosey pink basket.

So if you are in need of a beautiful, colorful bouquet of freshly cut roses that will fill your noses with lovely fragrant scents, stop by and say hello to Miss Bunny Flowers. You’ll be ever so happy you did.

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Forget-Me-Not

Oh what a beautiful day!

Birds are singing, all that flutters is fluttering, and the tiniest of critters that crawl are inching their way through the lush spring green grass in hopes of finding a cool place to rest.

Above, the sun peeks out from behind a fluffy cloud gently drifting along in the clear blue sky, shining it’s bright golden rays onto a sleepy, little, yellow and blue trailer that stands alone.

This is Forget-Me-Nots trailer. She is the sweetest of souls always planting seeds that will one day grow into beautiful flowers, fruits, vegetables, or trees. She is a Master Gardener who can’t help but have her hands deep into the earth’s dark, rich, musty soil. And if there is a weed that has found its way into her garden seeking out the new little seedlings, have no fear! Forget-Me-Not is well prepared with her trusty gardening tools, she’ll be pulling and plucking out any invader that tends to harm her tender precious sprouts!

Forget-Me-Not has such a talent for growing wonderful gardens, so all who know her, seek her out for her wisdom and help. Yes, she can be found helping others to have a beautiful, healthy, lush garden that will give them years of colorful happiness, sweet fragrant moments of joy and most of all juicy, delicious goodness from the earth.

With this talented gift, Forget-Me-Not has blessed the planet’s ecosystem by giving the many big and small creatures a place to feed, refresh and relax.

So the next time you need the expertise of a Master Gardener, remember to look for the little yellow and blue trailer of Forget-Me-Nots...you can’t miss it because it is surrounded with beautiful planted wonders and lots of Forget-Me-Nots.

This piece is dedicated to all the wonderful gardeners I’ve known in my life...My Grandma’s, Ed and Eileen H. Lillian and Elmer H. Lucille A. Thelma K. Marilyn Z. Judy S. Opal J. Lori M. Patty R. Gigi D. Maggie H. Roxanne T. Hermine F. Gerry D. Linda M. and Drew K.

May we all be inspired by an earth loving soul who keeps the ecosystems happy and healthy….

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Tea With Mom

Memories of laughter, silliness, love and joy...that’s what I think of when Mother’s Day smiles on me in May.

Times spent with my mom over tea, hold some of the best memories for me. Days of sitting out on the back porch drinking tea, talking about the times, old and new, as we watch the swans swim by in the small lake that edges up to her back yard.

While gentle southern breezes sweep across our skin, much welcomed, as they cool us from the southern heat.

Hummingbirds singing out their sweet chirping songs, as they dance around the beautiful pink flowering trees planted close to the porch. Mom tells me the flowers on the trees are called the Rose - Of - Sharon. The Hummingbirds quickly take sips of their nectar then move on to the next blossom. One day we spotted a mother with her tiniest of babies fluttering about the blossoms, passing on her knowledge of survival.

The sounds of Cicadas fill the air with their soothing song, which is constant all day long. Butterflies of amazing color float on the southern breeze, they seem to hover over us to wish us a beautiful day, before they turn and go about their way.

Yes, my memories of tea with my mom are very dear to me. So on this Mother’s Day may you stop to ponder the happiest of moments with your mom, or be with her, or with someone who is like a mother to you, if that is possible. May you find yourself making new memories or just reminiscing about days gone by. And if you are a mother, I wish you a beautiful joy filled day spent having tea or just being in the presence of those who bring you amazing amounts of love and joy.

Happy Mother’s Day….

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May

Happy May! Happy Birthday May Babies!

Oh May, how much do we love you? Let me count the ways.

We love your endless rows of flowers, each and every colorful ribbon winding its way through our gardens, nourishing the tiny bumblebees as they stop by to taste the sweetness of your blossoms.

We love your warm golden pink morning sunrises melting away the cold icy dew, waking the world from her winter’s nap while early birds sing to me and you.

We love all the beautiful fluttering creatures born upon your spring May breeze and all the adorable newborn calves and lambs that frolic in the fields with joyful ease.

There’s so much to love about you May, the celebrations of our mothers who we hold so near and dear. Yes May you are a special month, a month of birthdays filled with cheer. So as we go about our day we’ll say to all who can hear...we are so thankful for you May and so very glad that you are here!

And don’t forget to feast your eyes upon the May Birthday cupcakes created with all of you May Babies in mind. Chocolate cupcakes with berry fillings of strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry! Each cupcake is topped off with buttercream icing, sculpted onto a cute little cupcake flower pot….

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May Day Bouquet

Happy May Day!

I wish for you a sunny day of celebration and good fortune.

I hope this day finds you dancing around the maypole joyously, eating sweet cakes and finding time to honor those who have championed the efforts of an eight hour workday, weekends with family and the right to have a safe respectful job.

One of my favorite May Day traditions is to leave a beautiful bouquet on an unexpecting souls doorstep, sharing springs beautiful blooms with them.

So grab up some colorful ribbons and flowers to show your May Day pride!

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Puddle Parade

Ruff, Meow, Quack and Squeak are out for a rainy day “Puddle Parade!”

Look at them with they’re colorful boots all in a line, walking together in perfect puddle time. Splishing and splashing as they go, with their wonderful umbrella’s all in a row.

Tulips lift up their heads as they pass by, waving their stems as the rain gently falls from the sky.

Today is a good day for a “Puddle Parade.” So put on your boots and grab your umbrella, get in line, shake your tail or your feathers, because this is the perfect day; due to the weather!

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Bumbershoot Girls

Come rain or shine, you’ll find this little trailer running up and down the road, pushing its way through the puddles, to land somewhere with lots of fun to be had.

Yes, the “Bumbershoot Girls” are out and about...journeying to the next festive event. It’s seems they have already been out earlier today, enjoying some rainy day activities and are now resting inside, recharging their batteries for the evenings fun filled events of music, arts, food and friends.

These two young ladies never miss the opportunity to share in the joy of living out life’s great adventures. Why, not too long ago they were in the snow covered mountains, then at a ranch that was the home of several beautiful horses. Then there’s their beach escapades, they just love to tuck their toes into the Earl Grey sands of the Pacific coastline while breathing in the salty sea air.

But today it would seem they have been out adventuring along the path of a rainy day parade, filled with puddles to splash in and raindrops to wash away the gloom of winter’s long sleep. It would also seem that they have acquired a new orange kitten, they must have found it while they were out. Look at how at home it seems with the other pets. I wonder what other great marvels they found as they splish splashed their way through this rainy day.

If ever you’re out on the trail and you happen to meet these two adventurous souls, know that they have lots of plans for their day. So, if you stay to enjoy their company long enough, you’ll become a part of that active plan.  Make sure your batteries are charged! I bet they’ll even have a bumbershoot to cover your head and a pair of rainboots to keep your toes dry, if you’re in need of them.

When the day comes to an end, you may also find yourself with a cute little orange kitten to take home and name, making it a wonderful addition to your family and a reminder of the two “Bumbershoot Girls” who tapped into your souls adventurous spirit….

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April

April has arrived...and that’s no April Fool’s Joke!

Happy April! Happy Birthday to all you beautiful April Babies! This is the time of year when the rain falls from the sky and washes away all the Winter’s blues, giving us beautiful flowers with delicate faces, smiling up at us from Mother Earth’s arms of rich, damp, brown soil.

I love to see the tiny displays of color, carpeted all around the neighborhoods, towns, cities, fields, and forest. They speak to me saying, “See, we told you Spring would return!”

There is so much to do this month! There will be birthday parties for all the wonderful April Babies, like a famous fableist. Yes, this is the month that Hans Christian Andersen was born back in 1805, FYI. And, on that note, International Children’s Book Day is celebrated in this month too.

Other important days in April are, Find a Rainbow Day, Passover, Easter, Arbor Day, Earth Day, Pigs in a Blanket Day, Humorous Day, and World Health Day...so much to do! So no excuses for not having anything to do!

And of course this is the prectect month for a walk in the rain...grab your umbrella and boots or not, your choice. But get out and see what April’s nature has instore for you. Maybe pick some Daffodils and put them in a favorite family heirloom vase to remind you of April showers gone by.

Whatever you find yourself doing this month, I hope it is with great joy and wonder...Happy April!

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Spring

From inside a little pink birdhouse, sings out the tiniest of sweet spring songs. Two little baby bluebirds singing out to their mom.

Don’t worry, don’t fret! Mother Bluebird will be there yet!

Below, on the birdhouse pole, climbs a red spring vine rose.

In the fresh new grass, quietly sits, a fluffy brown bunny, with its nose all a twitch.

Lavender blossoms pop up from the ground, as tiny little critters climb and flutter all around.

Fresh is the air on this beautiful spring day...happy are the sounds we hear, as the children play.

Spring….

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Dublin and Cork

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Today, I was walking along a small garden path covered with glistening wet hazelnut shells, which were the colors of burnt sienna and golden coppers. I was about to step forward off the path, onto the grass, to look at some delicate white flowers with purple hues on their edges, when I heard, “Look out!”

I froze in my tracks, looking all around me. Then hopping out from the flower bed, I spied a small fluffy brown bunny and riding on its back was a little fairy.

They were so adorable! “Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t see you there.” I said.

“No worries friend.” Replied the little fairy all dressed in green. “My name is Dublin and this is my friend Cork. We’re on our way to the ‘March Hare’ parade. I’m so glad I caught you stepping onto the grass, otherwise we’d have been bounced by your boots!”

“I’m glad you saw me too! I would have felt horrible if I had stepped on you. I was looking at those lovely white flowers with purple tips.” I said.

“Oh yes, Droopy Whites are very pretty and they smell wonderful too...some say they smell like fresh apples. I think they smell like apple pie with cinnamon.” Said Dublin, with a big smile, which lit up her peach colored cheeks.

“So you said you are on your way to the ‘March Hare’ parade? What is that?” I asked.

“Well it’s something we ‘Green Fairies’ like to do for ‘Saint Patrick’s Day.’ We put on our best brilliant green outfits and call all our bunny friends to go for a ride in the ‘March Hare’ parade.  A parade like no other! Filled with lots of colorful fun and silly songs that are sung as we ride along. It’s a March celebration for all who love bunnies, green, fun songs, laughing and dancing to Irish music. Oh! And lots of scones, scones filled with raisins, berries, citrus rinds, and some even have pieces of chocolate too. You can top off your scone with some delicious home made jams, freshly made right out of our ‘Fairy-Berry-Patch,’ while splashing a dollop of sweet clotted cream on top to give your scone the most wonderful mixture of creamy flavors.  And what is a delicious scone without a cup of tea...there’s lots of fragrant teas to tickle your nose. It’s a wonderful, whimsical time! You should follow me and come enjoy the celebration with all of us ‘Fairy Folk.’ I know you’ll just love it!”

“Oh could I? I think you’re absolutely right! I’d love that!” I said, with great excitement.

So the next thing I knew, I was dancing, singing, laughing and stuffing my mouth with the many different scones that laid out on the long clover covered tables. I ate so many...well they were the size of small crumb. I had the most wonderful time, and can’t wait till next year.

I will wear my “Best, Brilliant, Green” and bring a tray orange, cranberry scones to share with all my new ‘Fairy Folk’ friends.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Be sure to watch where you’re going...you may just be about to go on your way to a ‘March Hare’ parade with some tiny wee folk, who make the best scones you’ll have ever eaten!

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Top of the Morning Trailer

Top of the morning to you, sings out a happy, little, yellow bird, while sitting on top of this darling tiny hat trailer. The sun has just begun to warm the dewey grass while casting its rays across the sky to capture some small rain clouds in its glow. Oh and look! A beautiful rainbow with all its brilliant colors, is spilling out onto the canvas of the sky.

Inside this tiny hat trailer are to two wonderfully Irish souls. They are busy preparing wonderful Irish dishes to enjoy with their many friends and family, who will come to their yard on Saint Patrick’s Day in hopes for a tummy full of delicious Irish delights.

Eileen is busy at the stove cooking up her famous “Corn Beef and Cabbage,” to which she’ll also add colorful root vegetables of onions, turnips, carrots, and some snappy rutabagas. Then she’ll find the perfect pinch of salt, pepper, mustard seeds, bay leaves, and a small bounty of allspice berries to give her master piece meal all the fabulous flavors of Ireland.

Ed stands next to Eileen, working his own magic on some Irish soda bread. Oh the recipe is simple, tried and true, since it was discovered in 1840. Flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt! That’s all you’ll need, that’s all you’ll want! Sings Ed in his happiest of Irish tones. When Ed’s done baking the soda bread, he’ll place the loaves of bread on small cooling racks that stack.

Soon it will be Saint Patrick’s Day. Ed and Eileen will be all prepared for their guests. Folks with plates in hand will hold them up to the trailers windows hoping to find some Corn Beef and Cabbage and a delicious crusty chunk of soda bread smothered with freshly warmed butter. Ed will have also made batches of soda bread with currants and raisins, for the folks who want a bit of sweet to their Corn Beef bite.

Make sure you get there first, if you can, because Tomcat, all big, orange and proud, will have his eye on your steaming hot portion of Corn Beef.

While you’re there enjoying your Irish Blessing...wander the yard to take in Ed and Eileen’s garden...there’s a tree full of raspberry roses which smell as wonderful as they sound. And don’t forget to see Ed’s “Pot Of Gold Posies,” they’re sure to make you smile….

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March

March is here!

I’m so happy for March! So happy for all the wonderful March Babies too!

March is a time for renewal, the month that Spring arrives and welcomes us with her unfurling, outstretched vines of glorious shades of green. A warm shining sun, lifting the hidden beauty that has laid asleep beneath the Earth’s winter soil and awakening the soft buds perched upon the branches of tired winter trees. Life dances and rejoices at the sound of March knocking at her door.

March is also the month we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day...wearing all our green with pride! The month we celebrate National Women’s History, Celery, International Earth Day, Corn Beef and Cabbage day, National Quilting Day...oh there’s so much to celebrate that I could just go on and on.

And If you just happen to be born in this wonderful month of green surprises, enjoy this March Birthday cake I’ve made just for you! The cake hat is a delicious dark chocolate with mint fudge fondant. The cake pot of gold is made of sweet butter rum and the fondant is a brilliant blast of blackberry, while the cake cloud is vanilla and lavender, with buttercream fondant. Oh I’m making myself hungry! Enjoy your March Birthday cake and know that you are truly blessed to be a child of the coming Spring and all the joy it brings.

Happy March Everyone!   

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