28 Sep, 2018

Summer Apples

2021-07-31T23:43:02-05:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

This is the time of year when I used to go apple picking with my kids. Alas, they've all flown the nest, and the one day my daughter and I [...]

26 Nov, 2013

Osage Oranges

2021-01-03T17:28:52-06:00November 26th, 2013|Tags: , |

Osage oranges are one autumn's delights for me. I never knew about them until my first residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts a few autumns ago. There, [...]

21 Sep, 2012

A Plant as a Companion

2021-09-22T16:37:50-05:00September 21st, 2012|Tags: , |

Our asparagus fern Prickly rules the sunporch. The other day I was reading E.B. White's One Man's Meat again. In the particular essay I happened upon, he was talking [...]

6 Jul, 2012

Tornado Trees

2021-09-22T19:18:55-05:00July 6th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Our property out in the country of northwestern Indiana got hit by a tornado last weekend. Thankfully, none of the buildings were damaged. As we walked assessing the damage, [...]

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