"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -- Marcel Proust. Happy New Year! And may things be much better in 2021! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBN_BE38fhY&feature=youtu.be To see the full article, read the Twin … [Read more...]
Archives for December 2020
Merry Christmas 2020!
At the Winter Solstice,* we saw the planets Jupiter and Saturn form a bright Christmas Star in the sky! It was Jupiter and Saturn's great conjunction. On that day, December 21st, Jupiter and Saturn lined up so close that they appeared as one bright shining star — the Christmas Star. It was the … [Read more...]
While taking a break from the spring turkey hunting season in 2007, I watched a bobcat as he turned up the lane and directly into the cabin where I was taking pictures. During the archery deer hunting season this September 2020, my brother Doug saw four bobcats -- a female and kittens. The … [Read more...]
Poinsettia (Euphorbia marginata)
I've always loved the Poinsettia. Because I had a December wedding date, I had my bridesmaids and maid-of-honor carry Poinsettias in their bouquets, and all around us were plants of all sizes and shapes. Last Friday, December 4th, we celebrated our 55th anniversary! Poinsettia (Euphorbiai … [Read more...]
World Soil Day
World Soil Day is held annually on December 5th to increase soil awareness. This day is: to encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals worldwide to commit to proactively improving soil health and human well-being to address the growing challenges in soil … [Read more...]
What’s Happening to Land Use?
The first formal study of erosion took place under the Soil Conservation Act of 1935. Through the years, it has been updated by many Acts. The Rural Development of Act of 1972 implemented a land inventory and monitoring program, which generally follows a complex sampling of five-year increments. For … [Read more...]