What Lies Beneath

2017-11-27

tree in parking lot

Ever wonder how a tree feels surrounded by concrete?   What's going on down there?   Does it feel compressed and flattened?  

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Invisible to Me

2017-10-11

Invisible to Me

This is the kind of picture I drew in kindergarten.

I still remember the box of crayons, the cheap off-color paper, and my sense of frustration. I hated the crayons because I couldn’t fill a shape with a solid color. Just scratchy crayon marks. Ugh.

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Eyes and Ears of the Land

2017-10-11

North Bend State Park

Last weekend I went on a wild foods adventure and got to meet one of my foraging heros,  Samual Thayer.   I had read his books and watched his videos and when I learned he would be an instructor at the Nature Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park in West Virginia, I signed up right away.

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Rescued Weed

2017-08-17

Rescued Weed

There I was, kneeling on the side of the road with a spoon and a plastic grocery bag, digging up this little sprig of lambs quarters. Fortunately, no one was around to notice my weed snatching.

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War for the World

2017-07-13

clipped lawn

The mowers came through today with their weapons of grass destruction - deafening and monstrous. But the "landscape" must be maintained!

White the racket was going on, I had a thought - what if we replaced "landscape" with "conquered nation"?

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Fashionable Insanity

2017-07-13

Dress 1840 The Philadelphia Museum

I recently visited a pioneer house, turned into a little musuem..

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