Sweetbox (sarcococca) feeds an early bee.
…so…sorting through old family things…to the surface comes a photo taken in 1946.
Grace Lutheran Church…Cleveland Heights, OH…
…hosts the Ohio convention…
of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
I see rows of dear people now gone…in a place where my Dad later Pastored…he too recently gone….the place itself now gone… having been sold by a dwindling congregation who could no longer care for it….and awash in the tide of time which is the human tragedy really…what do I do to help myself through?
More later…now I have to make a hat.
Gardenias are hard to photograph…they are pure white for so short a time…
…and maybe it’s that they just don’t look right without the smell attached.
The whole yard smells wonderful tonight…
…wish I could send that to you too.
Being here today & gone tomorrow…
Carpe diem & all that jazz.
On this Saint Patrick’s Day…..
…let us consider the mixed clover lawn.
Imperfect perhaps to those who would have lawns tidy and under their control.
But here’s the thing…
Clover is green nearly year round .
It is content to grow with moss and in the shade of trees.
It supports the bees…who are in peril.
It makes mowing optional. Let it bloom for pollinators…or mow if you wish.
There’s no need to fertilize….it adds nitrogen to soil by using what’s in the air.
And in the heat of high summer it requires nothing from you…you can sip a cool drink in your lawn chair instead.
So on this holy day of Saint Patrick…sit in a swing…raise a toast to green clover…and to this good earth.
And wonder when the expensive, high maintenance, chemically dependent, monoculture lawn will green up next door.