Heading Out to Storm King

Savoring the pleasures of home was rewarding, but I miss seeing new places and having adventures with far-flung friends. I was mindful that, with winter's approach and Covid still with us, life was about to [...]

By |December 12th, 2021|Categories: Views|

Fall Garden Cleanup

Cleaning up garden beds for me is a long slow process. First I remove seedheads of plants I don't want to reproduce. Annual weeds - cut them off (don't pull!) and get those seeds out. [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Categories: How-To's|

Make Lovely Lovage Soup

Inspired by my friend Betsy Williams' intriguing lovage soup and lovage-lemon pesto, I decided to get better acquainted with this leafy perennial herb. Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is widely cultivated throughout Europe and parts of Asia, [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: How-To's|

A Matter of Timing

Living in one place for a long time, I've begun to develop my own phenology (not phrenology; the bumps on my head are from looking at plants without watching where I'm going). Definition: the study [...]

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Clues|

Like an Oak

A venerable oak presided on the far side of a hump of land behind the house where I grew up. Deeply rooted, steady, its head was in the clouds and arms open wide to embrace [...]

By |May 15th, 2021|Categories: Views|