A Little More Serious · Adventures in Imperfection

Prairie Burn

In my corner of the country, spring is the signal to burn the prairie. Start fresh, and purge the landscape of weeds and seeds and spindly trees. This fire-fallow cultivation is a showy signal to Mother Nature and a tell that it’s time to beckon the sprouted green aftermath. Like thunderstorms, the sensual lure of… Continue reading Prairie Burn

Adventures in Imperfection

Grow, Baby, Grow (Almost Wordless Wednesday)

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over and whispers “Grow Grow” ~The Talmud Every year, I endeavor to tease life from green monogrammed Burpee seed packets. After I shared a personal essay about growing plants, Christy sent me the angel quote–a magnet that used to set on her mom’s refrigerator. Her gentle… Continue reading Grow, Baby, Grow (Almost Wordless Wednesday)

Life is a Highway

Mountain Mama

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”  -John Muir    I’m a late bloomer. Although I began college… Continue reading Mountain Mama