magic all around

A day of settling in. Cloudy, but no rain. Yesterday, rain kept me inside most of the day except for a walk between showers. I revisited a lot of the works-in-progress I had going...

New eyes

I feel renewed by September. Other people are struggling with heat, but I had to put on an extra layer to walk early this morning. It’s refreshing. When I first looked out the window,...

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...

leaving again

After being home for about a week, we’re leaving again. Returning September 1st. I feel drained. One thing I know is that leaving makes me appreciate this place even more when I get back.

re-entry

Rain today. So welcome. I went to a family reunion – brothers, sisters, partners, kids. And my son came from Denver. This was a big deal because he hasn’t been east in don’t-know-how-many-years. He...

High tide

But from its earliest beginnings, farming was much more than a new economy. It also saw the creation of patterns of life and ritual that remain doggedly with us millennia later, and have since...

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...