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.
One of my favorite parts of the holidays is all of the decorations. The only problem is that I’m not very good at it. My best excuse is to start with my lack of know-how, briskly mix in a short attention span and then I always like to add a few dashes of embarrassment when… Continue reading Clip and Tuck
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
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
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
Halloween is here. The best holiday of the year. The rest could go away and never come back. I really wouldn’t care. Growing up in Spokane, on Altamont Boulevard, the houses were old and so were the trees. There were large areas along the circle where the parking strips were planted with maple trees that… Continue reading Resident Crows
Or Not? I know when it comes to cultivating the soil, everyone has an opinion about it. There are a lot of good reasons not to. The soil has a structure and its own little ecosystem of worms, fungus and bugs. Also, digging is hard work! A good reason to dig is if you’re putting… Continue reading (Can You) Dig It