Notes from Yellow Bird’s Rest
Evil Olive Tomato – A Flavorless Beauty
Evil Olive cherry tomatoes deliver a surprise – bright red interiors encased in olive green shells. They do not, however, deliver on flavor.
Black Walnut – Battling a Natural Born Garden Killer
Black walnut trees are armed with a substance that kills their competition, including your tomatoes. I share my experience with this natural born killer.
Disco Ball – A 2022 Remix of Bumblebee Waltz
Introducing Disco Ball, a bright remixed version of one of my first bee mandalas.
Something Wicked – A Creepy Nod to Samhain
Finally, a mandala featuring mushrooms, and it’s paired with a seasonal poem. Introducing Something Wicked, a celebration of fungi and all things Samhain.
Magma Chamber – A Tribute to the Summer of 2022
Paying tribute to a really, really hot summer with a new mandala.
Fireflies and Memory – Lost Landscapes of Childhood
Remembering a lost landscape with a new mandala inspired by the dance of fireflies.
A Song in Praise of Patio Choice Yellow Tomatoes
This is a song in praise of the Patio Choice Yellow Tomato. This variety is compact, apparently vaccinated against all known tomato maladies, and capable of producing fabulously uniform and tasty yellow orbs of goodness.
Fox Rests on the Top Rail – A Poetic Push to Choose
A poem about indecision, featuring a reluctant fox and a wise crow.
Slide Your Fingers Through My Soul – Gettysburg Battlefield Poetry
Something came over me while walking The Triangular Field at Gettysburg under a heavy, wet sky. You need know nothing about the Civil War to appreciate the poem that resulted from my slightly mystical ramble.
Foggy Day at Devil’s Den – A Gettysburg Battlefield Ramble
An illustrated description of the fighting around Devil’s Den at Gettysburg National Battlefield, written while I was working on my book, The Lion’s Apprentice.
House Afire and an Apparition in the Window
The sharing of an interesting photo I took on Antietam Battlefield as the sun dropped behind the Joseph Poffenberger House. Is that a ghostly figure in the attic window?!?!
Beautiful Death: Neonicotinoids Unmasked
An article about neonicotinoid insecticides written in clear language and complete with a free to-do list for you to download.