Category Archives: Winterizing

Counteract Winter Blues With Winter Greens

Print PDFWinter greens taste even better after a touch of frost Walk In The Light The temperature is dropping, or is it just my mood? If you’re finding it difficult to get ready for winter, let alone winter holidays, you’re … Continue reading

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Seasonal Shifts

Print PDFDo slugs die when they eat deadly Amanita mushrooms? Daylight Savings & A Death Cafe, With Cake On Sunday morning, I was caught off guard by the clock on my stovetop, which was not in synch with my phone. … Continue reading

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How To Nurture Hummingbirds

Print PDFYoung artist’s view of beautiful birds Hummingbird Happiness Like most people, we have had very quiet holidays, which turn out to suit us surprisingly well. On Friday morning my brother and I companionably texted back and forth, exchanging images … Continue reading

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Milkweed Magic

The warm season butterflies live for just a few weeks, long enough to lay more eggs. The spring cycle repeats twice more before the autumn-born fourth generation appear in September and October. These are the travelers, living for as much as 8 months and voyaging as far as Mexico. This still seems little short of magical to me. Years ago, my family spent summers on Cape Cod in an old artist’s studio. The windows were warping with age, and mine couldn’t quite shut, so a trumpet vine had wiggled its way into my bedroom. There was a chrysalis on one wandering arm and I was blessed and fascinated to watch a Monarch emerge in a matter of seconds from its little case. It flexed its wings, which expanded in the sunlight, then flew off through the open window, sparking a lifelong delight in the natural world. Continue reading

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