Last Monday I had the honor and delight to be invited to a multigenerational dinner of homemade dumplings at a neighbor’s house. I was told it was customary for guests to shape a share of the dumplings; the hosts do… (READ MORE)
In the late afternoon, after it did not really rain again in this pocket of the DMV, I went out in the garden to get fresh herbs and greens to go with tomatoes picked earlier in the day. This was… (READ MORE)
When I was out working in the garden on Christmas Day, and it was unseasonably warm, and unduly dry, and the kale was thick with aphids, I looked at the sky and said that all I wanted for Christmas was… (READ MORE)
I was staying at a retreat center in Peru on 9/11. I was not with anyone else from the United States. I remember at the first meal after the planes hit, another guest suggesting that the United States deserved it…. (READ MORE)
The garlic chives are blossoming.
I practice the physical yoga postures to enhance and maintain the flexibility, agility, balance, and strength I need to get about my daily life, for example clambering about the vertical garden. Balance beam in high school was also helpful preparation.
I communicate with the Murtis when I am out on the garden and also with the plants and other living beings. The volunteer squash are outrageously happy at the moment. On the balcony, Crow has discovered the strawberries and the… (READ MORE)
Lavender in the balcony garden and Lenny’s crepe myrtle