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May 2, 2021 55 min

A beautifully descriptive, slice-of-life story from Katherine Mansfield about childhood innocence and caring for your neighbors. 

Innocence, or collinsia heterophylla, is also the name of one of my favorite flowers, and they just started blooming up here on the mountain. Purple and white, they are a little less than a foot tall and look like tiny pagodas. You can see some pictures I took on the blog at

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