Category Archives: Nature

Life’s Small Dramas Continue

The first four weeks of our osprey’s return to paradise has been quite eventful… Oscar and Opal, as you may recall, returned to the Naval Academy in mid-March.  Other than chilly weather, all seemed to be well… at first.  About … Continue reading

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Art in the Garden Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together,” said John Ruskin, 19th century, British essayist and art critic. Applying Ruskin’s definition, one’s garden could be fine art. And … Continue reading

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Small Spaces: Big Ideas My 7th Garden Column

  Here is my Gardens column in the March issue of What’s Up? Magazine.      http://www.whatsupmag.com/2018/03/01/167791/small-spaces-big-ideas I hope you enjoy the suggestions in your own gardening projects.

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They’re Ba-a-ack! 17 years and counting.

I’m delighted to report that our feathered friends, Opal and Oscar Osprey are back from their winter sojourn in the southern hemisphere.  They arrived right on schedule, March 16th, the day before St. Patrick’s Day.  (Last spring they were two … Continue reading

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Thoughts for our gardens in winter

  The National Arboretum is the focus for my February column, “Thawing February’s Chill.”   My gardens columns appear monthly in What’s Up? Magazine.

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