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A Snake In The Leaves

My springtime mind advises that, if I do not rake the leaves out of my flower beds before snow covers the ground, the spring bulbs may have a difficult time getting enough sunlight to grow well in March. My autumn mind bends down to observe the thin tail of a garter snake disappearing under the [...]

In Summer, Fall

By the calendar, strict dividing lines separate Winter from Spring and Summer from Fall. The natural world knows no hard and fast boundaries. In the middle of August I stepped outside this morning to find an acorn on the ground. Looking around, I found many more, and along with them a smattering of fallen [...]

Is A Leaf Blower Really Faster?

On a walk early this morning, I encountered a darkly comic sight: three grown men with leaf blowers tackling a strip of grass 50 feet long by 20 feet wide. On my way back 20 minutes later they were still at it. I could hear the noise all the way across the valley.

I have [...]

Turn in the Leaves

Turn in the leaves this autumn to create ground for real wealth. [...]

Green Your Life Shirts for Trendy Sweat-Free EcoChic

The web shop Green Your Life at Skreened features a pair of shirts that show how it is possible to combine style and justice in a shirt. Green Your Life’s shirts are available in three colors of organic cotton shirt manufactured by American Apparel, which encourages sustainable farming practices and steers clear of the whole [...]