Garden Art!

http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com  New ideas come slowly to me, so when one does, I get pretty excited.  One of the things that bums me out about living in Illinois is how bleak things look as soon as the leaves fall.  I stare out my window and see grey.  And brown. For months and months.  **sigh.**  Then itContinue reading “Garden Art!”

Snow, snow, snow!

  I have to admit, with all this talk of global warming and several mild winters in a row, I was growing complacent here.  Not this winter, though!  We are experiencing an “arctic vortex”, a term that is causing much hilarity around here.  I prefer Arctic blast.  after blast. after blast….  Getting back to theContinue reading “Snow, snow, snow!”

Rootedness

My fellow readers out there will know how this happens~ you read one good book and glance at the bibliography, then you’re off on a marvelous wandering journey.  This is how I came to be reading “Salmon in the Trees”.  I thought it would be a scientific discussion about nutrient cycling.  It is, but itContinue reading “Rootedness”

Getting Your Household in Order

Recently I came across a statement that the words “ecology” and “economy” both derive from the Greek word “oikos”, which means household.  That kind of took me aback, because whenever I read about business or listen to an economist, the message is usually to externalize inconvenient costs such as resource depletion, pollution, carbon footprint…that sortContinue reading “Getting Your Household in Order”

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