Summer Break

Sure when they say summer break they mean eight to ten weeks of vacation for teachers and children Not parents. Don't get me wrong, the time spent with a sleepless toddler and languishing teens is priceless. My role as ringleader of the herd includes shuttle and flight attendant services activity director and peacemaker of the…

Is a weed a flower?

The purple asters I picked from my old studio are wildflowers (weeds that get cut down) every year by the fanatic mowers that like acres of grass Not every field should look like a golf course. Without the weeds there would be no place for the bees to harvest unfertilized necter, is it an oxymoron…

No rest for the wicked

All I wanted to do this morning was write about the grackle screaming at me while I was taking a picture of my empty garden bed. I looked up and realized how close I was to the main entrance of the grackle nest in the eaves and how close she was to my head.  Crap!…

A gift

There is a gift that can be accepted gracefully, then there are gifts that should be re-gifted to someone who will appreciate the scent, the bubbles, the light. I wonder when my children will realize that a physical gift from them is less important than their presence and time gardening with them. The silent sentinel…