Tag Archive | nature

June, Front Porches, and Missing Martians

“Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”–Ray Bradbury  (Dandelion Wine) I picked up a copy of Dandelion Wine the day I heard Ray Bradbury died.  How fitting he should leave us on a day early in June. I love Fahrenheit 451, and read it every ten or fifteen years to see how many […]

Seed Savers:Treasure on Kindle

I am happy to announce that Seed Savers:Treasure is now available for Kindle and Kindle devices.  And not only that, from now until July 4, it is on sale for only $2.99!  Hurry on over and download Seed Savers now :).

First Day of Summer Garden Pics

I decided today to post some current photos of my backyard urban garden.   It was very cold yesterday (61F I think?), but I wanted to eat the big raspberry in the front, so decided to take all the photos, despite the gray sky:).    I don’t have a fancy camera, just an old Cannon […]

Seed Savers – a series to be treasured

Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
I haven’t been this in love with a young adult series since Harry Potter.  I haven’t been this in love with an individual young adult book since Lois Lowry’s The Giver, unless you count How To Buy A Love Of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson (but her book, though it…

In Honor of Gardens

For the weekend, I’m posting a couple of poems in honor of gardens and gardeners. Overheard “Oregano will take over; keep it in a pot,” whispered the insidious Mint. “Sage advice,” agreed Rosemary, “though you’re one to talk.” Basil threw in his two cents, “Parsley is very popular, and not in a hurry to seed […]

Sorry, No Gardens Allowed

What if you thought strawberry was just the flavor of your favorite candy?  What if that’s all it was? If you plug Senate Bill S510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, into any search engine, you get a whole lot of people up in arms about the government not allowing people to home garden or save […]

How It All Started

How It All Started

  Some people have asked what inspired me to write Seed Savers; how it all came about.  I actually wrote the first draft of Seed Savers in about four months in 2010.  A couple of things inspired me.  First, I watched the movie, Food, Inc.  In the movie, there was a story about Moe Parr,  a […]