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Why I Waste Time on Social Media

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Why I Waste Time on Social Media

It’s tempting to say, ah, it’s all a load of nonsense and skip social media altogether. But in today’s world people of good will all need to speak up. Speak up, and stand up for truth and reason, in any way we can.

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Branching Out

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Branching Out

The branching pattern of this tree—of any tree—is beautiful, complex, and anything but accidental. There’s a reason for every twist and turn in every smallest twig. It’s all driven by the search for sunlight.

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Winter Solstice: Coming Soon to a Horizon Near You

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 4 comments

Winter Solstice: Coming Soon to a Horizon Near You

What is a solstice? It’s the darkest part of winter. Yet paradoxically, it’s a time to celebrate warmth, and light, and life. A holiday for everyone, all welcome, no religion necessary. It’s just about the planet we all live on, tilting to and fro on its long journey around the sun. It’s when the days start getting longer. And the solstice is also a precise moment in time. This year, the solstice falls on December 21, at 11:19 p.m. Set your alarm. Why mark this moment? It’s the tipping point between light and darkness. Why 11:19 and not 11:18 or 11:20? Well, it’s the precise instant at which...

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How To Identify Evergreens

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

How To Identify Evergreens

One of the remarkable things about December, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that almost everywhere you go, there are evergreens draped all over things. The more urban the setting, the more greenery. Shopping malls suddenly resemble forests.

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Living Fences

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Living Fences

Plain old bushes. They show their true value in snowy winters. Their thick network of branches hold back the snow like protecting hands. Where the road is lined with a thick swath of trees, bushes, and weeds, the road is safer.

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November Puddles

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

November Puddles

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be. She loves the bare, the withered tree. She walks the sodden pasture lane. –Robert Frost –R

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