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!
Hello! This Gray Tree Frog surprised me when I lifted a pot of flowers from the patio table. I’m sure it was also quite surprised to be suddenly exposed! I carefully moved her/him to a spot under the lilac. Good luck, friend! I hope life is easy for you… being green and all. I am… Continue reading August FUFpdate
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?
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!
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
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Hi, friends. Happy New Year! Yeah, it is April now, well past the Gregorian and Lunar new years. But I haven’t seen you here since the 2021 Winter solstice. It’s been a while! And the growing season is already taking shape. <happy dance, happy dance> I will need to catch-you-up on all the things happening… Continue reading Growing Season 2022 Has Begun!
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
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…
I almost didn’t write this post. “Don’t have the time,” I was thinking. Then I stopped myself from going down that path. Because Nature is what fills-me-up, and if I don’t take time to pull-over, drink it in and share? I will be out of sorts by mid-week, and also, what a waste to not… Continue reading Dear Fall, You’re Gorgeous
(Fans of Tiger King, this is not going to be what you think it is. You’re welcome to stay and learn about swallowtails.) The second week of August, there was a little ‘poop’ on a leaf of chokecherry in my yard. I brought it inside to a butterfly pupation tent. As it was the only… Continue reading How to Raise a Tiger
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