Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Perspective. Is there a more important word in helping us make sense of life? I find the flowers in our yard offer up valuable perspective, when I’m open to it – how we all struggle, […]

I’ve been enjoying a few days off from official work and plan to finish out the week with a few more working in our garden. We have a pretty elaborately landscaped yard around our home which we’ve been developing and working for about eight years. Most of it is ornamental, some of it edible. My […]