Unlikely petunias

Unlikely petunias

I admire most the unlikely flowers, those dropped from an apathetic wind and pushing up tall and strong from unfriendly soil. I wonder, sometimes, how that feels, having been more of a potted plant myself. Is there time for a wild seed to ponder its place in the fickle universe or are its days filled [...]

The Secret Life of Trees

The Secret Life of Trees

I'm know I'm not the first to appreciate the metaphor of the tree, but every season I admire them more. I like their root-to-seed circle of life and the history we trace through the circles in their trunk. I admire their bend-don't-break attitude, their posture, and the dignified way they welcome strangers to nest on [...]