A Nice, Cold Beer….

A Nice, Cold Beer….

When I was about sixteen, one hot summer day in Buffalo, I saw Grandma pour herself a beer. I know your eyebrows just shot up. Mine did, too at the time. “Gram–I don’t remember ever seeing you drink a beer.” She replied, “I like one when...
The Best of Summer…

The Best of Summer…

4:05 A.M….No, I was not out in the garden just yet. Although I might as well have been as the days and nights of time spent in the garden lately has seemed very, very long. I believe the garden is done and ready for show. It is the best I can do for right now. I...
Mother Load…

Mother Load…

“Longing is like the seed that wrestles with the ground.’ Emily Dickinson The dictionary defines “mother load” as the main source or supply;  the urban interpretation meaning “big win,” or “jackpot.”  My garden has been...
Working the Room….

Working the Room….

I may be the only person in Haddon Heights who is happy about the rainfall we’ve had this week. I honestly think I can hear the plants just drinking it all in. This said, it is a bit chilly out and I have a counter-load of seedlings plus the plants for...
Earth Day…The Greenest Day of All…

Earth Day…The Greenest Day of All…

Dry conditions prevail which is troublesome this early in the season when the garden should be having its greenest days. The rain gauge in the garden registers only about eight and an half inches of precipitation year-to-date, a far cry from where it ought to be for...
Kissing the Ground…

Kissing the Ground…

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Rumi Despite the cold and windy day this Sunday afternoon past, there was garden work to get to so I put on an extra layer and went out to “kiss the...
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