Lesser Celendine

2019-04-04
Lesser Celendine
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

2018-06-03
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

2018-06-02
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

2018-04-27
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


The Relationship

2018-03-31
The Relationship
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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