On Healing: A Gardener’s Perspective

On Healing: A Gardener’s Perspective

In the author’s garden, mounds of Wormwood, Bee Balm, Sage and Lavender benefit from peripheral shade and dense plantings; the Pollinators have a buffet of nectars and pollens to choose from. On Healing: A Gardener’s Perspective A couple of years ago, I surrounded the...
The Normalcy of Nature in Otherwise Odd Times

The Normalcy of Nature in Otherwise Odd Times

The Normalcy of Nature in Otherwise Odd Times Some people say they fell in love as their eyes met with their partner’s across a crowded room. They describe it as love at first sight. I know what that is like. Stopping at a roadside pullout in the eastern plains of New...
Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter

Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter

Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter …in the midst of horrorwe fed on beauty—and that,my love, is what sustained us. — Rita Dove, “Transit” To cultivate mental health during the pandemic winter, the first thing is to avoid categorizing...
Pandemic Garden

Pandemic Garden

Pandemic Garden: Throughout history the role of gardens has been shaped by cultural viewpoints and conditions specific to the time. Extensive wild-spirited gardens helped ancient people to begin building sedentary societies, develop new lifestyles, improve nutrition,...
COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 Support

Perspective on COVID-19 Home Health Preparations: March 22, 2020   Strange times indeed…. Unless we remember that humans have been through similar situations before. In fact, we are the descendants of people who have survived terrifying outbreaks of the past...