Category Archives: Wildlife

This has been a story, and I have been the hero of it

A decade or so ago, my wife said to me: you should have a blog. Blogging was becoming popular, and ‘new media,’ and its practitioners, were darlings of “old” media; some bloggers had book deals, even movies. I laughed and … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Tree

While walking through Costco on our usual toilet paper/paper towel/tub o’ mixed nuts/AA battery shopping binge, I came upon a very attractive book mixed in with the Tom Clancys and the 153 or so shades of gray generally available there. … Continue reading

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A place to land

You can’t always garden.  Sometimes you need to go inside and take your muddy Bogs off.  So I won’t have to hop around on one foot while I do that, I crafted a bench for our entry foyer: inspired by the glorious furnishings of George … Continue reading

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Dog stories

I read, years ago, that people tell stories about dogs that they want to reflect positively back upon themselves.  Dogs that run into burning buildings to save children, dogs that teach themselves a comical trick: the story you tell about … Continue reading

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Go ahead…take a look around

Utilizing the allowances made by the City, I have been planting and mossing and bouldering and nurse logging as much as possible since deep in the post holiday doldrums.  I’ve been annoyingly distracted by my actual employment, went on a … Continue reading

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The plan is the process, the process is the plan

I can’t draw.  It isn’t that I am not ‘artistic;’ my home is full of paintings, sculpture, and furniture I have made.  More precisely, I can’t draw a plan for my ‘garden.’  And that isn’t to say I couldn’t draw a … Continue reading

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green, or ‘Green?’ Part Three

It would have been easy, upon the death of the plants in the Mitigation Plan, for me to have said ‘&*%$# THIS!’ and gone on to just do whatever I want.  After all, once my $5,000 Survival Bond was encumbered and locked … Continue reading

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