(Not your typical) Photo Contest!

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!

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Who’s Bugging You?

I have my dad to thank for my keen awareness of and appreciation for insects. This is not to say I like them all, but I do respect the fascinating and diverse ways they do things like obtain food, avoid predation, and communicate amongst themselves and to other species. Lately, I keep wondering, Where is… Continue reading Who’s Bugging You?

July FUFpdate!

Here’s the scoop on happenings at Fuzzybuns Urban Farm as we head into a new month of growing. There’s beauty, there’s death, there’s tiny, there’s tall. And there’s evil. Japanese Beetles have arrived this week. I know it’s not their fault they live here, but I do resent them anyway. They’ve alighted on my grape… Continue reading July FUFpdate!

Aunt, Ant, Bee

We are less than two weeks away from the Summer Solstice, but it is sure starting to feel and look summery! This morning, I glanced outside and audibly gasped. The first perennial poppy had opened!!! Not only the first on the plant, but ‘my’ first. I have admired poppies for a long, long time. I… Continue reading Aunt, Ant, Bee

Hallowe’en

It’s All Hallows Eve and today’s post has a little something for everyone. Photos taken in the 2021 growing season. Happy weekend! For those who like their Halloween filled with orange, black, and green… For those who like their Halloween filled with creatures to spook strange dreams… And for those who don’t care for candies… Continue reading Hallowe’en

Bee cause…

Subscribers? You’re the sweetest. Happy Sweetest Day. And… because we love the bee causes here in the CE community, be sure to check your local PBS listings for the debut of My Garden of a Thousand Bees. The images in the trailer assure me this will be an incredible hour learning about and being awestruck… Continue reading Bee cause…

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A Jumbled Jungle Again

It was going to be different this year. More supportive. Less messy. I brought my best intentions. I had a plan. I had time (pandemic). And yet… …the tomatoes have still grown into a tangled, gorgeous, hot mess of vines and fruits. See that yellow line across center? Or the one that’s above the large… Continue reading A Jumbled Jungle Again