Blog Therapy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since our world turned upside down. That’s over 365 days and counting of living a life where the COVID pandemic is constantly on our minds and part of our daily routines. Masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing, all things reserved for particular circumstances in the …

The Name Game

Ever since the evolution of language, humans have been designating names to the objects in their environment. Whether through symbols or spoken language, names evolved as a means of communication. Humans have gotten very good at the name game.  We name our children, our pets, and objects in our environment; some even name their cars …

Spring Has Sprung

The signs are all there, the call of the red-winged blackbird, the emergence of the crocus, the first American robin sighting, all telling me that it is official. The days are getting longer and warmer, and the maple trees are in bloom. Yes, finally, spring has sprung. As I stroll through the landscape, noticing all …

Botanical Bucket List

We all have one; I have several. Lists of places we want to visit and things we'd like to see or accomplish in our lifetime. Along with my regular bucket list, I also have several botanical bucket lists that include plant species I'd love to see in person and cultivars I wish to grow someday. …