Update on the Cheerios seed mix

I discussed the Cheerios seed mix ad nauseum, but despite all the complexities of the issue, you can’t tell me there’s anything wrong with this picture of my niece petting a bumblebee on one of the flowers she grew herself from seed (picture by her mama, my sister). In short, my niece learning that flowers […]

We can all use a little time to self-heal*

🙂 Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) and creeping buttercup (Ranunculus acris) just make a pretty picture in this little Irish meadow. Both common, boring plants, invasive in the US and introduced many other places. But they made me happy and I hope you like them too. This is where they belong. *Pun intended** **This post would only […]

Cut Lilies, by Noah Warren

Just had to find the perfect poem from my folder Cut Lilies More than a hundred dollars of them. It was pure folly. I had to find more glass things to stuff them in. Now a white and purple cloud is breathing in each corner of the room I love. Now a mass of flowers […]

The Burren

A spectacularly beautiful national park in western Ireland, that I had the privilege of visiting last week. Here are a bunch of photos of this crazy landscape (and a spiral shell for Jeff Ollerton). A spiral for you, Jeff! Coastal Saxifrage Seathrift (Armeria) Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) with a caterpillar problem I fell in […]