June 2008

While planting summer crops this morning I noticed a ladybug on one of the kale plants I’m letting go to seed. It has aphids on it so I was curious if the ladybug would be eating any of the aphids. Check it out! In picture one, the chase is on. In picture two, it looks like the ladybug has caught the aphid and is sucking out its juices, thereby killing it.


I’ve never cared for artificial holidays like New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate the sentiment behind them, especially if they really are modern versions of traditional natural holidays.

For example, Thanksgiving Day is really the United States’ way to celebrate a harvest festival. It’s just that I prefer natural holidays that mark the rhythm of the seasons, like the solstices and the equinoxes. Even better are the natural holidays that come to mark the seasons of my personal life. (more…)

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