I like seeing the earthworms in the ground; it tells me that the soil is good and nutritious for nightcrawlers. It’s getting cold and wet (very wet, today) but lots of leaves are covering the ground. the organisms that break down the leaves are good eats if you’re a worm. So it’s stocking up for […]
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I’m out looking for the cat. It’s late. It’s dark. The world is full of strange sounds, from the occasional crinkle of leaves, to the piping of birds, to half-heard talk and laughter. The cat is nowhere is sight.
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2009 is Darwin Year, among other things, because it’s 150 years since On The Origin of Species was published. I’m a little late mentioning this, because the commemoration really started last July, on the anniversary of the day Darwin felt pressed to lay claim to natural selection. So one of my resolutions for this year […]
Read More Time to read Darwin
The flowers look amazing right now, but the really amazing awakening is what you hear at night.
Read More Why you should leave leaf litter on the ground
Here’s the first batch of daffodils cut. They’re now on my desk, exuding so much soapy scent, I’m sneezing. And my fruit trees arrived!
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