We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Soon, I Imagine

Spring                                                                                                      Bloodroot Moon The Daffodils […]

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Workin’

Beltane                                                                       Beltane Moon Flagged off my Latin tutor for this Friday.  Bees, garden, retreat, finishing Missing combined to soak up […]

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A Garden, Some Latin, Ai Weiwei

Beltane                                                     New Last Frost Moon The potatoes are in the ground.  The lettuce has two leaves, as does the spinach, a few beets have emerged.  The leeks look a bit droopy, but they’ll pick up.  The garlic is well over 6 inches now as it makes the final push for harvest in late June, early […]

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Impish and Knowing

Spring                                                               Waning Bee Hiving Moon Talked to the grandkids on Skype.  Gabe’s linguistics have made a jump and Ruthie seems to have rocketed past the early years of childhood and landed in an elementary school body.  Jen went to crossfit this morning.  If you’re not familiar with this gonzo approach to fitness, click on the […]

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Salute to the Spring Ephemeral

Spring                                                  Waxing Bee Hiving Moon We have hundreds of daffodils just about ready to bloom.  A few scylla have popped up in the front and crocus, too.  Tulips have also broken through.  It’s an exciting time for a perennial lover, especially if you are, like me, a lover of the spring ephemerals, those hardy flowers […]

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Breakthrough!

Spring Waxing Bee Hiving Moon I have made several entries private and will explain that decision on Sunday. Stay tuned. The snow has only a few strongholds left in our front yard though the back and the woods still has plenty. The garden behind our patio has daffodil stems through the earth, a bit yellow […]

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In and Down

Fall                                          Waxing Harvest Moon 60 pink daffodils have a new home in the soil surrounding two cherry trees and a pear tree.  These trees are the first ones visible out our kitchen window, so the blooms will cheer us up as spring begins to break winter’s hold next year.  Bulb planting relies on, requires darkness.  […]

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Weed

Summer                                            Waning Strawberry Moon Nice weather for weeding so I took the opportunity and finally got into the second and third tiers of our back perennial garden.  Out go the raspberry canes.  Out go the stinging nettles.  Out go the dogwood suckers.  Out go the switch grass and and other weedy plants.  In stays the […]

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Life is a Conspiracy Against Nature

Spring                                         Full Flower Moon Dicentra in deep pink, iris in deep purple, tulips in yellow, red, orange and purple, daffodils in many combinations of yellow and white, plus, amazing for this time of year, lilacs, fill out the full flower moon here.   The moon’s light, silvered and slight, gives no presence for the flowers so […]

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Important Document? Read While Driving.

Spring                                                 Awakening Moon Warning:  Rant ahead.  Not texting, not brushing teeth, not combing hair, not eating cereal or drinking coffee, no, this young woman I passed on my way to the MIA yesterday read while driving.  By reading I do not mean look down, then follow the road, but eyes glued to page, peripheral vision […]

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