I’ve wondered about this “nature” thing for years. What on earth is it? This? Is this nature? Can’t be. It’s a language. Or, hey, is it that nature is a language? Is […]
The shallots I planted last July are blooming now, and replacing the lost nodding onions up on the hill. The sky has noticed. Welcome, Sky! These blue beauties were in the mariposa […]
If you plant that lavender, the crab spiders will have nowhere to go, and they are the wolves of this ecosystem. Removing the top predator from a chain, in this case a […]
A living skin, however, is what the climate of the grasslands east of the coastal stratovolcanoes calls for. Anything else is quite the ongoing struggle. Whew. Save your back, eh!
I asked the garden what was for dinner 2 nights ago. She was very kind. Some of these I planted a year ago, they went to seed, and came through the snow […]
The unrelieved heat and dryness of the summer has led to the outcome predicted by those of us who have lived in this valley for a couple generations of memory, or more. […]
Worm your way into the heart of a calendula, that’s the ticket. Don’t be shy. Apparently, it’s now a thing.
Busted! The new landscaping staff stealing a bite at work on the front yard while I was up on the hill and teaching me again that an interface works both ways. Doe […]
Drought makes it easier for birds. They need the help. Sucks for stink bugs and lilacs-planted-in-the-wrong-place, though.
Thanks for Sundays!