Sometimes we kneel. Other times we bend over for these suckers. Even after we've picked 'em, we wouldn't always bet we know their names--for certain--especially since all of these backyard 'lactuca sativa' plants came back from last year's crops.
I came across this interesting article talking about how not all trees react the same way to pollution in our cities. It turns out some can contribute more than others when it comes to ozone.
Yesterday was a rather big Bloomsday, so in honor of the 100th anniversary of the events that take place in James Joyce's "Ulysses," I thought I'd share a bloom or two from our garden. These blossoms are not traditionally "beautiful" flowers, but they point to the endless cycle of life and stretch the concept of what it means to be pretty and what it means to be alive. In the coming days, I'll post many more "attractive" flower photos all taken on the same day (last Friday after a lovely rain) in our garden. The images in this album are less about eye candy and more about mind candy. Enjoy.
"Unlike a car, getting a bike started from a standstill requires a lot of energy from the rider. Once it's going, the bike's own momentum carries it forward, so it requires much less energy."
A magazine produced by the Green Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Fe New Mexican featured a fun article I wrote about water conservation. Check out the chamber's directory of local businesses that support the principles of permaculture.