Category: garden

Off to the fair

A chilly morning. Sun after rain. Lots of moisture and dew around. Said goodbye to the garden for 3 days. The New England asters next to the rudbeckia triloba are spectacular. The hoophouse cover...

Weekend

Saturday there was a cruise on a catamaran in Saco Bay (Southern Maine). My sister and her husband from Delaware came up to visit and my sister in Saco chartered this boat ride. Different...

Home, and it’s September

I am done with traveling and out-of-town visitors for the summer. Relieved. It’s time to settle in and reconnect. I took a very small stitching project with me. A pocket cloth sunflower like Jude...

Gardening

Today’s passage from The Dawn of Everything covers new thinking about gardening and the gardeners of the distant past. What if we shifted the emphasis away from agriculture and domestication to, say, botany or...

fiber and food

Textiles, basketry, network, matting and cordage were most likely always developed in parallel with the cultivation of edible plants, which also implies the development of mathematical and geometrical knowledge that is (quite literally) intertwined...

Garden

This is the vegetable garden as the sun went down last night. It might look better in sunshine, but it was so peaceful in there at this time of day. Later in the summer...

Gladdening

It is a trick, or should I call it a technique, that I’m learning. Grace called it brightening, but I know it as gladdening. Gladdening the heart. That’s the phrase that comes to my...