Close

alicia

Our Neighbors

The Green is home to many wild creatures. Recently Syrup told me there was a Stranger nearby – and when I looked to see what she was barking at –   We’ve seen the raccoon several times since then (Syrup always finds it first) and my friend who rehabilitates wildlife says it’s probably very young, […]

Read More

Now that the Lilacs are Gone …..

There’s always something new to enjoy: the old man’s beard and viburnums are in radiant bloom and the pines are holding their candles high The wild black raspberries and strawberries are getting ready to fruit:       We have columbines and onions (yes, onions!) in bloom and, in an unmowed section of lawn, these […]

Read More

  Yes, all the daffodils and tulips have shriveled and dropped their petals. It was over in a blink. But now… We have lilacs, tree spireas, wildflowers whose names I don’t know, a few late tulips (even some green ones!   We have flowers on the pawpaw trees, columbines and ajugas: I’ve never seen so […]

Read More

Shifting Colors in the Garden

When Spring began it seemed that all the flowers were white and yellow – but look now: We have blue grape hyacinths,  all the colors of tulips , violet violets                                                              and the first buds of the purple French lilacs The silvery serviceberry blossoms are about to open and the last of the daffodils, small and […]

Read More

New Study Shows Therapeutic Horse Programs Help with PTS

A new study affirms that Therapeutic Programs help alleviate symptoms of PTS in Veterans https://mmrjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40779-018-0149-6#Sec14 The study found that: In the riding group data, while riding, veterans had statistically significant decreases in their PTSD symptoms over the 6-week THR program. Symptoms significantly decreased between baseline and week 3, F(1,17) = 10.678, P = 0.005, and also between week 3 […]

Read More

We are still getting storms ….

but even if you haven’t been paying attention, you can’t miss that spring is here!   The snowdrops and crocuses are in bloom (though the crocuses have shut themselves up tight because the day is so dark):   The new leaves are greening the bare ground:   The cornelian cherry buds have opened, the lilac […]

Read More

If you came to the Green today

What would you see? Mud and dead leaves? Or would you notice The thickening crown of the elm tree where the buds are swelling? And the big buds on the cornelian cherries? Would you look closely enough to see the day lilies coming up, the wild strawberry leaves – and the vividly colored new growth […]

Read More

Welcome to the White!

Hard to recognize, isn’t it?   View from the porch: Down the path looking south, the lilacs seen from the entry gate, the path behind the cabin:     My corner viewed from behind the cabin, the path leading back to the lawn, the Caton strip from afar and closer up:   The pines at […]

Read More

Cold Snap

Usually at this time of year leaves are turning color and falling slowly to the ground, making crisp drifts. But this fall has been different: we had a sudden frost that caught many of the plants by surprise. Leaves shriveled and turned brown, still clinging:   Of course not every plant was unprepared. We have […]

Read More