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Wildlife in the garden

Wildlife in the garden

I’m currently revising and updating a favorite presentation (Gardening for Nature/Gardening for Wildlife/Creating a Garden that’s Full of Life) for the Blue Ridge Eco-Gardener program at the NC Arboretum.  Their course satisfies a Wildlife...

Another ginkgo post

Another ginkgo post

I posted about ginkgos (again) on Places of the Spirit, so am linking that post here.I’ve included links to many of the past posts about ginkgos that I’ve made on this blog over the...

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

Today’s blog post on Places of the Spirit.  https://placesofthespirit.blogspot.com/2018/11/veterans-day-and-armistice-day.html

Being grateful and practicing gratitude

Being grateful and practicing gratitude

I’m not always thankful enough. But being thankful and counting blessings is fundamentally what Thanksgiving is about for me. It’s not been about family or friends, although they’ve been part of past Thanksgivings —...

Holiday decorations

Holiday decorations

I have had so many posts here over the years about traveling during the holiday season, enjoying new experiences, and honoring the traditions of others around the holidays. Here is what I was thinking...

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,...