gardening, spiritual life

Hot mess or hot opportunity?

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist The view from our kitchen window is different than it has ever been in the 12 years we have lived in this very old house. It's also different from outside the house, which is located on a busy… Continue reading Hot mess or hot opportunity?

gardening, recipes

Liz’s autumn-garden pesto

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." John Howard Bryant, American farmer/poet Flowers are setting seed. Herbs are setting seed. Fat spiders have made wooly nests for their eggs in every crevice. Somewhat tattered butterflies have already tucked their next generation under leaves. A no-fuss lunch -- basically garden to table. It's true. All through the garden,… Continue reading Liz’s autumn-garden pesto

gardening, spiritual life

Just a bumbling along

I didn't pet this sleeping bumblebee, but such a thing is possible. Imagine! "...even the insects in my path are not loafers, but have their special errands". Henry David Thoreau, American writer Bumblebees sleep in our garden. It's true. I often find them early in the morning, still tucked into bed in the depths of… Continue reading Just a bumbling along