Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Painted Stones

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Painted Stones

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 27, 2022) On a sunny morning recently, I wound my way up the road to my grandson’s school.  Something I greatly relish about living where we do, is we are just right over the next bump to the country. While suburbia encroaches, and I know some resent it terribly, I am grateful […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Early October

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Early October

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 13, 2022) We are in the glory days. The days of autumn, so eagerly awaited.  Everything perks up around us. The mornings dawn cool and crisp. The sun creeps up at a new angle, the garden is shaded longer before the golden orb travels across and warms the blooms.  Afternoons are toasty, […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Texas September

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Texas September

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 8, 2022) Odes to September are plentiful, the season our souls awaken, our hearts begin to warm.  In September the mildness of the morning begins to linger longer, and I tend to linger longer over my coffee.  Evenings, while not yet cool, allow more grace to be out in the garden, than […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Butterflies and Malaise

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Butterflies and Malaise

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 18, 2022) I was under the weather this past week, on the mend now and enjoying coffee outside in the mild early morning, with Bob Kilgore, our big black and white kitty. This malaise leaves me wanting only to be still and enjoy the peace of the garden.  Blessedly, I feel no […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

ROCKWALL, TX (July 19, 2022) I wandered into the garden this morning to sit with my blank pages, not knowing what I might write.  It took moments for the words to come. Please bear with me through another garden column.  I try not to write about the garden incessantly, but this time of year (ok, […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: The Gaggle

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: The Gaggle

ROCKWALL, TX (July 5, 2022) Birds have a flock. Geese a gaggle. Cows a herd. I thought that hippos also gathered in herds, though I am corrected by Google. You would find a bloat of hippos, (insert giggle) and very appropriately, a tower of Giraffes. Humans have groups. Groups of friends. Circles of women. Groups […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: The Light

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: The Light

ROCKWALL, TX (May 17, 2022) For Ukraine, Buffalo, Laguna Woods, all the safe places that have been invaded with hatred. You are the Light of the world. There is grief and horror, ugliness beyond imagination, and men taking lives as their quest.  I fear humanity is lost, dear God.  We are all at fault. Lead […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Summer Daze

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Summer Daze

ROCKWALL, TX (May 5, 2022) Three o’clock afternoon quiet suddenly shatters in cacophony; the salvo of the storm door being yanked open, and we are bombarded by ten and six-year-olds; delirious with giggles and pokes and summer fun and armfuls of backpacks, Harry Potter blankets and the flap flap of flip flops announcing that the […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Path of Joy

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Path of Joy

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2022 — Last night it rained on Fay’s garden. The rain came in torrents, with thunder rumbles and startling cacophony of crashes. Lightening flashed in the sky so close and bright, we wondered where it had exploded. Fay’s garden stood protected this time around, the Black Eyed Susan soon to […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Lately

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Lately

ROCKWALL, TX – March 30, 2022 — Lately, I find myself skipping over the daily memories that pop up on my social media page. Sometimes when I do look at the “Memories” I must wipe a small tear, and experience a sense of wistfulness that I am not eager to feel. So many of those […]