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Category Archives: prairie
One of the things that was important to me right away after the diagnosis was to get art in the house. There was one print, particularly, that I wanted to get framed. Then a friend who is a letterpress artist … Continue reading
To call Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork at Saint John’s University Arboretum “ephemeral” just doesn’t seem right. The large structure at the entrance to campus has stood for more than three years, sagging, yes, aging until the title “Lean on Me” fit it … Continue reading
I know better. I really do. I have been led astray on many an epic nature adventure. There was the “whale watching spot” in Northern California at the height of the season where we saw exactly zero whales. Then there … Continue reading
Steve’s business is so busy now that he could work right up until the ground freezes. So for several months the talisman word has been “El Nino.” “It’s going to be an El Nino year.” “It’s going to be a … Continue reading
Usually in October, when the shadows are long and the sunlight at its absolute best, I can convince Steve to take a day off and go on a little overnight trip. This year, we planned late, and I could find … Continue reading
The only actual “fail” in this year’s garden has been the winter squash. And yes, it has been an epic fail. I mean, sure, the rabbit ate the chard and celery, and we only got two eggplant (but look at … Continue reading