We woke before five to discover a dense fog had settled over our neighborhood. A short while ago the early summer sun rose through the mist, illuminating the garden and woodlands. On our neighbor’s roof, an American Robin stands guard over his territory.
The wet spring has resulted in a verdant garden and forest. The irises are blooming and the poppies are ready to burst into fiery orange splendor. We’ve been eating lettuce and broccoli rabi from the garden, a welcome change from the less favorable versions we purchase at the grocery. Continue reading →
We are well into April, and true to form, it has been a showery month. Between rain and snow melt, the rivers and lake are at low flood stage, and the lawns and fiends are a rich, happy green. We … Continue reading →
A lovely morning, the sky streaked with cerulean blue and white, promising warmth. Later, thunder and colder.
We live in a difficult moment, one filled with extinctions. In response, we raise our voices and demand change. There is hope yet, although hope must coexist with the very real threat that no one is listening. There is a nightmarish quality to things, as we find ourselves struggling to make sense of events over which we have little control. Continue reading →
The afternoon turned sunny; now, a couple of hours before sunset, high, thin clouds have spread across the sky. The day’s bright sun has brought unseasonably warm temperatures and snow melt. Somewhere close, I’m sure, someone is sugaring. Sugaring has … Continue reading →