Getting splashy with rain gardens

Just did this story about a type of gardening that helps control the flow of storm water for a local newspaper. If you live in a flood-prone area, rain gardens are an unusually pretty way to keep water from downspouts out of the streets -- and your basement. Read more here. P.S. The garden pix… Continue reading Getting splashy with rain gardens

outdoors, spiritual life

Sea change

“Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter ... sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.” Michael Bassey Johnson, Nigerian writer In our part of the planet, people are watching the sea -- or at least the sea as seen on The Weather Channel. Hurricane Florence is looming off America's Southeast shore,… Continue reading Sea change

community, outdoors

My last straw?

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” Jimmy Carter, Christian, American president Things started innocently enough. I did an interview with the teacher of an elementary school class that was asking local restaurant owners to call it quits on plastic straws -- à la… Continue reading My last straw?