Some of my more stoic readers may remember I wrote a post about autumn juvenile hedgehogs back in October. The three of them spent the winter being cared for by a wildlife rescue, where they were wormed and generally cosseted. They came back to me on 10th April 2017. As one of them was still […]

via Hedgehog B&B – Part One — rambling ratz

We all need to care about the land – Public, Private & Wild

Underneath the beautiful surface of federal lands are stories of danger, harassment, and billionaire privilege.

via This Land Should Be Your Land: A National Parks Reading List — Longreads

Community Gardening… there’s an App for that

Gardening season is here . . . flowers are just starting to peek out in the northernmost climes, and gardeners in other parts of the country are already enjoying spring peas, asparagus, and the colorful sight of tulips and daffodils. Every day, all year long, gardeners across the United States sketch plans, pore over seed […]

via Smithsonian Gardens Launches New Community of Gardens Mobile App — Smithsonian Gardens

Peace is the one dream we all should share

Pope Francis used his Easter Sunday message to denounce the “latest vile attack” on Syrian civilians as thousands gathered at the Vatican‘s St. Peter’s Square to hear him speak. In his formal “Urbi et Orbi” message, which means “to the city and the world,” Pope Francis spoke against oppressive regimes and war, according to the…

via Pope Francis Denounces ‘Vile’ Syria Attacks In Easter Sunday Message — TIME

The Call of the Garden

The chair is out, now to hose it down, place at the garden’s edge, and enjoy a cup of English Breakfast tea and the warmth of the mid-April sun. 

Definitive Signs of Spring 

Nature – life, finds a way.  How true a statement that is indeed.  Despite the snow surrounding the tender shoots, daffodils are triumphantly sprouting towards the glorious spring sunshine, unabated and unabashed.  Another month and they’ll be fading away, allowing the peonies to step into their deserved late spring spotlight.