What Lies Beneath
Ever wonder how a tree feels surrounded by concrete? What's going on down there? Does it feel compressed and flattened?
There used to be a marvelous display at the Field Museum in Chicago that let you pretend to get very small and explore life underground. There was a dark tunnel wi... Read More
Eyes and Ears of the Land
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.
I'm so... Read More
I found this sprig of lambs quarters on the side of the road.It's amazing that anything could grow in a thin layer of soil over asphalt. It lived in a pot on my deck all summer but didn't grow much bigger.Then, the following spring, lambs quarters started showing up all over. I put flowers in ... Read More
War for the World
The mowers came through today with their weapons of grass destruction - deafening and monstrous. But the "landscape" must be maintained!postpost
While the racket was going on, I had a thought - what if we replaced "landscape" with "conquered nation"?
It felt as if the countryside was being subdued.... Read More
I recently visited a pioneer house, turned into a little musuem.
Along with hand made furniture, wagons and farm tools there was a display of women'ts dresses. . My tour group, clad in jeans and t-shirts, shared a collective sense of disbelief at the tiny proportions of these heavily layered garm... Read More
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