We recently sojourned at a cabin not too far from home. It is a simple place, off the grid and in the middle of a former pasture transformed into a tallgrass prairie which is fringed by Carolinian bush.

It was a delightful weekend at a place we look forward to visiting again.




It’s been a challenging spring for many of the living things in my part of the world. Much wetter than normal, cooler than normal. A lot of our plants have been slower to grow and to bloom than in past years. Climate change? Possibly. An anomalous spring, unusual but not unheard of? Possibly.

Whatever the reason, it only in late May that this iris in our back yard came into lovely bloom.

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