There’s a fresh blanket of snow outside, and I couldn’t be more thrilled because it is great for us to start the 2023 growing season! Coming soon on the calendar, folks, is a football-influenced, American non-holiday that gardeners and growers in U.S. zones 6 and lower (and by “lower” I mean geographically “norther”) are preparing… Continue reading Get Going on Growing
Lunar New Year is observed today, 22 January 2023, beginning a Year of the Rabbit! This only happens every 12 years according to the Chinese zodiac, so this year is pretty darn special. (Newbies to this blog, take a look at these posts and this post to see how much rabbits are honored and adored… Continue reading Year of the Rabbit!🐇Year of the Rabbit!
Wishing all of you – my readers, friends, and ecologists – a peaceful, thoughtful ‘darkest day’ of the year. Delight in the Winter beauty! ❄️ Natural materials frosty-buns outdoor ornaments.❄️ 🌲 All botanicals indoor tree. 🌲
Day of the Dead Calendula; Coleus; Rudbeckia; Cilantro, Bunnytail Grass; Spider Plants (had to!); Eastern Cottontail Skull* *One day this Summer, I discovered a young, whole, deceased rabbit at the edge of our shed. It looked perfect, other than having lost its life. I carefully tucked the limp body under a hedge, blanketed it with… Continue reading Mon. with a Bun
Just Past Equinox October Rainbow A wee bit haunting
Pouf! The 2022 loofah-growing photo essay will be coming soon! Or late. But coming eventually 🙂
The votes have been tallied and here are the winning photos! Salmon Ranunculus on the left; “candy stripe” Cosmos with a bumblebee on the right. The competition was close, but no votes for the nymph squash bugs. (I don’t want them on my pumpkin vines, but they are kinda cute so small like that, no??… Continue reading 2022 Winners
What’s not typical about it? You, my dear readers, are not submitting photos. Rather, you are voting for your favorites of my favorite 2022 growing season photos. Why? Because Nature is gorgeous. Because Nature is calming. Because these 12 curated photos are glimpses at ecology as manifested in shapes, colors, textures, and ways of being.… Continue reading (Not your typical) Photo Contest!
That’s a Wrap on Summer