Thoughtful Tuesday

"Garbage did not exist until there were humans.  Everything in nature easily goes back into the earth.  Humanity needs to learn to re-consume."   - Michael Reynolds (creator of the Earthship)    

Morning in the woods

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."    - Henry David Thoreau Nora and I took an hour long... Continue Reading →

Foraging

Between the above average heat and lack of rain, this summer has seemed unpleasant and relentless.  I have to say that July and August have always been my least favorite months of the year.  Strange, I know, for someone who loves to garden.  But in the northeast, July and August translate into hot, humid days, too... Continue Reading →

Early Morning Walk in the Woods

The mayflies (or gnats) are here, which means no more walking in the woods without being swarmed.  In another couple of weeks the mosquitos and deer flies will be in full force.  So, to avoid the swarm, we went for an early morning walk yesterday.  6:30 a.m., 28 degrees (note the ice crystals on the... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Woods

It's a sunny, glorious (albeit a bit chilly at 38 degrees) early Spring day in North Country, so we took a two hour stroll in our woods with Magnolia.            

Among the trees

"Be a gentle friend to trees and they will give you back beauty, cool and fragrant shade, and many birds, singing." We spent a couple of hours in our woods this morning.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and I even thought I heard the croak of a bullfrog...    

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