The 12 Days of Solstice. Day 12.

Here is a repost from last year’s series, The 12 Days of  Solstice.  This last year we spun around the sun so quickly that I thought it might be fun to revisit the riddle of standing still. ~Bridget, Gardenkeeping (sŏlˈstĭs) From the latin word solstitium meaning “sun standing still”. You have arrived. Now, ready for some cosmic talk? It’s all… Continue reading The 12 Days of Solstice. Day 12.

Opening Eye

The Mornings in December are dark The curtains are kept closed for privacy and warmth. I’m an early riser, so there are hours of darkness that accompany my morning routine. Usually by the time I open the curtains the sun is up and I’m off to work, but not today. Today is Sunday. I’m hoping… Continue reading Opening Eye

Leaf Me Alone

A place to relax and play A lawn, unlike most areas of the garden, is a good outdoor space for people to be. With that said, I mostly don’t care about lawns and whether they’re perfectly manicured or weed free and green. I just don’t want to give much of my brain space over to “the perfect lawn”. Part of… Continue reading Leaf Me Alone

A Minute on the Pineapple Express

First of all there is rain… …lots of rain. Then come the warm winds. I’ve spent the last two days working through these meteorlogical conditions raking leaves…. ….lots of leaves. According to Wikipedia, the Pineapple Express is an atmospheric river that extends from the Hawaiian islands to anywhere along the Pacific coast of North America. … Continue reading A Minute on the Pineapple Express

Spring Loaded

Locked We have waited. Fall happened, the leaves fell and the days became dark. Then came winter with its chills and more time tucked inside. Why is it we always think of spring in the middle of winter? One nice day and everyone starts talking. The first sign of spring. Is cabin fever so bad by then… Continue reading Spring Loaded

Lightning Strikes, Thunder rolls…..

Part 1: Thunder and Bolts Thursday was a particularly humid day. Even as I worked in the shade, the sweat and discomfort wouldn’t leave me alone. Who am I to complain on such a beautiful day! I finished with work and headed home. I was taking the next day off, so, off I drove toward my… Continue reading Lightning Strikes, Thunder rolls…..