The Yellow Wallpaper Thistle in a Greenhouse see more art read “Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & “Why She Created ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ Graphic Novel” It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I […]
10 Short Nature Poems to Delight
Need a little rest & respite? Try 10 short nature poems to delight! Includes every season: spring poems, summer poems, autumn poems and winter poems. Snow, kale, butterflies and geese — all are delightful gifts of wonder.
Day 25: The Stem Dilemma
Composting for climate? You bet. Besides, it will make your trash can more presentable.
Day 24: Window of Promise
There’s nothing like fresh herbs to compliment a good veggie dish. Why should you consider growing your own—on the windowsill right in the kitchen?
Day 14: Blueberries for Sal
Why pick blueberries (or any other fruits or vegetables) together? The answers will surprise you.
Day 7: Remembering Grandmother
From cherry pie to pigeon peas, berry bushes to fruit trees, there’s something for everyone where perennial staple foods are concerned. Plant yours in a memory poem!
Sometimes the small moments announce themselves, whether you want them to or not.
Waiting for Sauerkraut: Thoughts on Inconvenience
The best things require time. Sometimes it’s hard to reconcile.
art gallery: nature meets lively textile, with linnea tobias
Visit the Poetic Earth Month “art gallery” and be enchanted by the imagination of Linnea Tobias—from ravens to blue rabbit, songbirds to cranberry-plum dahlia.
On Being a Daylily Broker in Pittsburgh
Says author Laura Lynn Brown, “Sometimes I think about quitting social media, but here’s a good reason to stay: Daylily brokering.”
A surprising poem about sustainable practice, as experienced small-scale in the home garden.
Eve’s Second Garden
Eve’s Second Garden Filled with succulents and spines that scratch her legs and break off inside, so Adam has to pinch her skin, then suck and bite the sliver, his teeth the only tweezers yet invented. Nothing requires much water. Five months drought each winter turns prickly pears brilliant purple before they die. Yucca shade […]