A new word for me – “satoyama.” I ran across it in an article:
Revitalizing a Dying Region of Rural Japan with Art
Satoyama refers to traditional rural landscapes, how they benefit and sustain life, not just human life.
Sato – village
Yama – mountain
a place where nature and people exist in harmony…
Greetings from Satoyama
a symbol of terrain where humans and nature coexist in a symbiotic relationship.
Harvest Time in Satoyama
The lines in my back yard are stark in the dark night, but show up against the snow.
This was a beautiful drive. I could have stopped so much more often to take photos. But there was a sort of pushing to get where I was going. Someday I will take a photography trip up route 7 and stop as much as I want to.
Wondering how these would look in black and white. I gave it a try in iPhoto. “Antique” effect looked better.
hay bales, antiqued
Today I moved a clump of monarda out of the vegetable garden – the only one left after years of monarda abuse in that location, and they were so pretty.
Also moved a few sprigs of that blue flower that has overrun the upper veg garden. I don’t know what it’s called but its flower is quite blue and large and almost fuzzy.
And moved several clumps of lady’s mantle into the corner of the woodland yard near the steps. Lady’s mantle – best feature is the way water droplets bead up along the edges of its ornately round leaves.
Goal: veg garden for the veggies.
The leftover rhubarb clumps have found new homes – four of them!
- the home of the gardener to whom I made the rhubarb drop
- Dolan Middle School’s garden
- St Catherine of Siena’s mini garden
- and one will go to the historic garden at the Bush-Holley House.
This feels very traditional.
planted the cole crops, seedlings:
broccoli and kale first,
then cabbages (green and red),
then brussels sprouts this saturday
heavy rain saturday night watered everything in thoroughly