Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bamboo Trellis

Bamboo Trellis

I come from a family that doesn’t like to buy things. My mother knits me sweaters, my sister adjusts clothes that she gets from …

 

Nebraska

Nebraska

Can I really ever leave this place? the grass would wither in my soul its red hue standing ever so strong with its sap gone swaying in whatever winds …

 

The Empty Refrigerator

The Empty Refrigerator

I happily have an empty refrigerator. This might not make sense at first, but get to know me a bit and you’ll figure out …

 

Black Walnuts

Black Walnuts

I have three black walnuts in my backyard. Some of you are yawning. Others are cringing. Black walnuts have this poison (juglone) that stunts …

 

Useful Plants for indoors

Useful Plants for indoors

I live in zone 5b. Not exactly tropical in all but a few months. I also love houseplants, which I think started my obsession with …

 

Observation

Observation

Part of permaculture is observing what is around and celebrating it (hence the tag line of this site.) So often I see something beautiful only in …

 

Winter Rain

Winter Rain

Winter Rain Rain glistens the icy mud inharmonious thirds patter their beat to icy nights yellow orange light brisks wet pavement and the world goes home in the night. the moon turns …

 

The Domesticated House

The Domesticated House

You know who you are, you people with a house that seems to eat your energy, that seems to swallow and spit out your efforts, …

 

Urbanite

Urbanite

It’s February and my grass is still green in zone 5. Weird. But it allows me to take pictures of my urbanite stepping …

 

Old Lace

Old Lace

The old lace of winter trees scratches at the curtain clouds trying to pull them aside to let the sun in. the wind whips their tendrils useless and frightens …