Tag Archives: Emily Dickinson

Spring Equinox

Happy spring! Our area, and our garden, are finally seeing some of the rain we desperately missed all winter. Maybe not enough to stave off drought, but it replenishes plants, animals, soil, and our veg starts. Spring’s promise is sweet: … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! This 46-year-old holiday is commemorated this year by world leaders signing the Paris Agreement on climate change at the UN in New York – a great step, but the real work will be to take aggressive action to protect our … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox – Happy Fall!

My favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, wrote: “There is a certain slant of light -” (she was writing about winter afternoons, but I’ll take a liberty here). The wheel of the year turns once again, and we are already at the … Continue reading

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A Time for Harvest

The other morning I’d eaten a piece of wheat toast out in our garden, enjoying a moment of warmth in the sunshine – rare during this cold summer. Later that day, I noticed the distinctive calls of what we’ve come … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

Stepping down into a garden redolent of jasmine cascades and stalks of fennel, I snip arugula and lettuces that we planted earlier in the season. First strawberries await ripening and harvest of their juicy berries. Seeing what’s changed from day … Continue reading

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