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While I am very sad for the loss of life and the financial burdens caused by Covid for so many, I am forever grateful for the time that the quarantine has afforded me to be more "present" with my two parents who are ill, and with my husband and daughters. To help balance the stressors of life at this challenging time, I decided to create a pollinator garden to support the wildlife in my yard. Each day, I spend time working in the garden and sitting on my benches, watching the bees and birds and marveling at the activity and beauty around me. It has provided a very life-affirming and spiritual connection at a dark and confusing time. In the attached photo of my early spring garden, you will notice a sculpture of a little girl watering her flowers; my husband and I placed it in the garden to symbolize family and the joy we feel for our three daughters.

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