Category: HOME GARDENING

A daily post reflection

A daily post reflection

My gardening and natural history reflections haven’t taken center stage recently, as I’ve continued to do daily posts at Places of the Spirit. It’s an interesting practice to do a daily post;  I try...

Sharing vegetables and fruits

Sharing vegetables and fruits

We had an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits to share today at the YMCA’s Healthy Living Mobile Pantry distribution.  It was at Southside’s Edington Center, above the Southside Community Garden where I volunteered...

A shell rembrance

A shell rembrance

A drawing based on a collected shell In winter, I don’t seem to have many gardening or nature posts at the moment. My front-bed vegetable garden continues to provide herbs and a few greens,...

A gray day and sharing produce

A gray day and sharing produce

Since I’ve largely been posting at Places of the Spirit, I thought I’d share this latest post here. https://placesofthespirit.blogspot.com/2018/12/a-gray-day-and-sharing-produce.html

Snow in the forecast

Snow in the forecast

It’s interesting to contemplate our forecast of sleet, ice, and snow for late tomorrow and the next couple of days.  Here in the Southeastern U.S. — snow and ice are big-time events, especially in...

Memories about past recipes

Memories about past recipes

I’m doing almost all of my posts now on Places of the Spirit, as I’m not doing very much gardening at the moment, but thought I’d share this post here. It’s about remembering favorite...

Mild winter days

Mild winter days

Posted in Places of the Spirit yesterday: Today and yesterday were the perfect reminder of why winters in the Southeastern U.S. can be delightful, perhaps even more so in their changing climate iteration.  Frosty...

Taking advantage of the snow

Taking advantage of the snow

There’s not any gardening to do this time of year in Quebec, but there’s botanizing to do.  Admiring the fir, spruce, and birch trees cloaked with snow makes the views from the windows remarkably...

Nice to be included

Nice to be included

My blog was included with a round-up of fifty gardening blogs to be included in their list  — always nice to be recognized, whatever the site!

A bumblebee visiting an aster

A bumblebee visiting an aster

An ordinary photo turned into this imaginative depiction of a drawing, for Inktober Day 18. Bumblebee and aster Here is the original image.  My sister used to say I was a good copyist of...