No Christmas in July for Mother Nature or me. September remembers what's transpired, what's to change. Twirling --- Whirling --- ever so gently... thoughts and memories breathlessly intertwined. A non-commercial, Spiritually looking forward for me while nature returns within.
September tugs at August October overshadows September. Leaves falling in August a premature ejaculation of autumn leaves one unfulfilled and looking to September for more. More warmth, more comfort, a lingering embrace to hold on to the moments of bliss. As an adult, I love September and August too. It's just too soon to feel …
Everything needs a place to land. grav·i·ty /ˈɡravədē/ noun noun: gravity The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. And a time to rest. The frozen pond bare branches and ice encrusted grass.
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 …
I hadn’t realized pollinator week is upon us but am acutely (and sadly) aware that most of the honey — even “organic,” is being reported to be contaminated with the glyphosate of Monsanto’s Roundup.
It’s pleasing to see more people interested in honeybee production but we need to do more — via planting and becoming more vocal — to help these bees stay busy and thrive. I’ve reblogged this post “All the Buzz about Bees” to see what you can do at home to help them.
P.S. to this post…link to the EU “banning” bee-harming pesticides. America can learn a lot from the EU’s approach to heathy living.
It’s a busy time of year for everyone: spring gardening, spring cleaning, graduations, end-of-year award ceremonies, holiday travel, and a whole lot of other happenings.
My photo of article in Midtown magazine. Photo of bee on flower by Matt Williams.
I’ve been busy working on several upcoming article assignments, and that’s the reason for my lack of writing a recent blog post. So, I thought I’d share an article I wrote for the current issue of Midtown magazine. It’s on a subject that’s near and dear to my heart, pollinators, specifically honeybees (Apis mellifera). Their numbers have been declining due to several reasons, most notably Varroa mite infestation. There is encouraging news, though. Some local beekeepers are starting to see an increase in their colonies. What can home gardeners do to help? Read more about it in my most recent article appearing in the May/June issue of Midtown…
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Last year's leaf frozen between time.