Archive for August, 2010

Another Berry Go Round!

August’s Berry Go Round is now up at Seeds Aside.  I love Seeds Aside. Botanical content and pun-filled writing – two of my favorite things!  Some of the great posts in this particular carnival are this one on botanizing in the Bighorn Mountains and another on an adorable little Sedum.

Narcissistic gratification or therapy?

From Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog: Mamam announced at the dinner table last night, as if it were a pretext to let the champagne flow freely, that it was exactly 10 years ago that she started her “anaaalysis.”  Everyone will agree that this is absolutely maaarvelous.  As far as I can see, only psychoanalysis […]

A Short Scene

In a small apartment late at night… Sarcozona knocks loudly on the bathroom door. Sarcozona: You should drain the bathtub. Roommate: What?! Why? Sarcozona: It’s leaking into the kitchen.


After a month of traveling, I’m finally home.  I loved visiting friends and (most) family, but that first view of my town’s peaks from the shuttle was like the end of Gone with the Wind.  I don’t want to go anywhere for a long, long time. The flight back was migraine-miserable, but otherwise pretty good. […]

Kitty Todd Nature Preserve

If you’re driving from Michigan to Pittsburgh, you’ll probably go through Ohio.  At least, that’s how the car-full of ecologists I was with did it.  Some people might advise you to find some (any) way around it. I had never been to Ohio before and was not particularly impressed from the highway, even though they […]