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Sunday October 2nd 2011    Tim Candler

      The optimistic mind saw no frost this morning.  It was dew under sunshine because the quality of sparkle contained no hint of diamonds.  I could have stretched the legs and taken a closer look, but optimism is a state of mind, and my mind saw no frost and will continue to see dew until every last sparkle is gone. 

     A gardener may think that because Sweet Potato are underground they are insulated and safe.  What they might not know is that Sweet Potato have a more passionate relationship with their vine than do Savory Potato.  A Savory Potato will happily say "good riddance" to her vine, but when a Sweet Potato vine is snatched by frost, the ennui and sadness travels down the long trails into the root and soon all is mush and heartbreak.

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