Tag Archives: beneficial insect

As Summer Slips Away

Summer loosens her grip on us reluctantly in our part of Kentucky, snug on the southern shores of the Ohio River Valley. The heat and humidity claw at us through the month of August andĀ  well into September. Occasionally, though, … Continue reading

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Spring Stirs From Her Slumber-Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Prepping for Winter

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We Are All Made of Stars

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Muse.” What greater muse than nature? What finerĀ inspiration than the natural world? I have to remind myself daily to take a few moments and consider all the purposeful little cogs of this … Continue reading

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Granny’s Bonnet and the Summer Solstice

We’re currently being drenched under the watery weight of Tropical Depression Bill as he expends his energy over the Ohio River Valley. And although we’ve had our share of rain this week, all the denizens of the garden could use … Continue reading

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Bees & the Future of It All

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.” The vivid hues of this thistle let’s the honeybee know the kettle’s on. When I was a boy growing up on a farm in the Ohio River Valley, going barefoot … Continue reading

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Sharing the Garden-Passing Along Love & Blisters

I often think about gardening with my mom and grandmother when I was young. Time has softened the experience now, but the (hard) time spent in the garden as a wayward youth was usually as punishment. Failure to do chores? … Continue reading

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