Suddenly, in the early spring, the woods are graced with a carpet of tiny yellow flowers. They are so pretty, but - they are 'invasive' we are told by the native plant police. Like Robbie the Robot, we are encouraged to ex ter min ate.Seriously? I have been collecting the leaves and flowers and st... Read More
Dirty Secret - I Hate Gardening
"What?!? You don't enjoy digging in the dirt? It's such a satisfying, healthy and noble pursuit!
But to tell the truth, I would much rather be hanging out with my laptop than digging in the dirt. To me, gardening feels artificial. It's a way of coercing nature into growing what we want where... Read More
Lunch on the Lawn
"All good things are wild and free" - Henry David Thoreau
Can we change our perception of what a lawn is supposed to be? Out lawns look like outdoor versions of our livingrooms - a carpet in the middle with shrubs and flowers as furnture and pictures. What if we changed the livingroom model t... Read More
Just Toss It
I’ve been watching a squirrel on my deck.post
He was eating a nut and tossing off the pieces he didn’t want.
He wasn’t concerned with keeping the floor clean. He didn’t go look for a trash can, or bother to sweep and vacuum. Nope — he just tossed it off and went to find another one... Read More
What if Humanity and Nature are like husband and wife?
But the relationship is troubled. Humanity is self-absorbed. It's all about us. News, history, movies, music, social media - our entire culture focuses on us.
In the meantime, Nature is supposed to take care of us, provide us with food... Read More
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