Category Archives: environment

Don’t Fence Me In … re-posted

Listen to the whisper of the cottonwood trees The other day, early morning I was in my rocking chair on the porch. Slowly pitching back and forth, soaking in the warmth of the sun. Fields and pastures spread below, green … Continue reading

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Medicinal Herb Survey at the Lower Farm

Remedios de Ledoux Wild plants have been used by humans for medicinal purposes since prehistoric times. In the past two thousand years volumes of books have been written, by herbalists from around the world, to document the preparation and use … Continue reading

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A Small Patch Where Little Flowers Grow

Where Little Flowers Grow   I left a small patch A place I didn’t mow, Just a small patch Where little flowers grow.     In the morning sun I see The oasis radiantly glow, I’m seated on the Earth … Continue reading

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Muhlenberg, Kentucky. The Loss of Paradise.

Paradise….. a folk song Commonly associated with folk lore, folk music is known for story telling. Originating in popular culture, folk songs are passed down from generation to generation, often with words or their meaning changing in the retelling. Historically … Continue reading

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Apple Blossoms and Lilacs

  Apple blossoms bring back memories of my youth. In back of the homes across the street from where I lived was a long narrow cornfield. Running in a perfectly straight line on the far side of the cornfield was … Continue reading

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Wellness at the Waterfall

  Waterfalls…noisily rushing over a precipice of land, crashing to the surface below, the air cooler where the water mists, an ancestral memory. Besides their captivating appearance in nature, waterfalls have been shown to improve mental and physical well being … Continue reading

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Reflections on Earth Day

For the beauty of the Earth I was an activity organizer for the first Earth Day in 1970. That was forty nine years ago. I was naive. I had assumed that if people knew the extent of harmful pollutants in … Continue reading

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