Seasons Fading Like Leaves

It's an off season but natural in its own right. There's no familiar summer, winter, spring or fall anymore except for dates on a calendar. Can we explain it away, simply say the weather is as diverse as people, places, life --- that to live, to be alive, is to change? Reduce. Recycle. Reuse they …

Go ahead…feel the thrill

"Those swings are for kids, not grown-ups." "Who says?" "What will people think if they see a mature woman on them?" "Do you really think someone is going to arrest me?" And so the dialogue went between my inner critic and the lure of a childhood thrill when seeing a swing set in a new …

Meditation Protection…

Every now and then my passion for gardening and appreciating nature is punctuated by technology's increasing thirst to control our lives. To me, these cold and calculating ways are the antithesis to nature's infinite beauty and serenity. That is why this topic pops up on my blog now and then (no pun intended). I bumped …

Mother Nature’s Autistic Summer

Summer 2018 Rainy.  Grey.  Humid.  Rainy.  Grey.  Humid.  Flooding.  Scorching heat.  Rainy.  Grey.  Humid.  Flooding.  Scorching heat. Bugs extraordinaire.  Make me run inside for shelter.  AC.  A spurt of sun appears.  Some tomatoes wear tough rain jackets, many others split on the vine while unlucky peppers turn soggy rather than red and basil's aromatic gifts …

Where did all the tomatoes go?

If you don't start your own vegetable plants --- like I usually forget to do in March, you're probably like me and purchasing starter plants from a local greenhouse.  The problem I always run in to --- especially for cherry tomatoes and peppers, is they're usually packaged four to six plants to a flat which …

Rain Rain Go Away

I suppose if I live in North Carolina, I could close my eyes and say that Hurricane Florence is non-existent.  I don't mean to sound flip but I sure wouldn't be happy if I lived there knowing my legislators passed laws against climate change data.  But, on second thought, just being an American right now …

Climate Change – The Diabetes of the Globe

The climate use to be rather predictable.  At least until what we've seen recently.  Now, it too has a culture of anything goes.  What is going on?  Like the bad diet, little exercise and unremitting stress that provoke diabetes, haphazard behaviors and practices are radically affecting our globe. I feel October coolness in August, August heat …