Saturday, 26 November 2022
We all know that milkweed plants are what Monarch butterflies need to breed, aand I've been pleased to see that several folks around here have been planting them. They're not particularly attractive for much of the season, but come fall when the seed pods burst, they are truly fantastically lovely. Took this photo a few weeks ago, after which I harvested some seeds in hopes that I can get some plants going in a sunny corner of our yard.
Monday, 21 November 2022
But I'm up and around, even walking outside with a cane, despite snow on the sidewalks so it's time to catch up....
Saturday, 22 October 2022
The photo was taken by friends in Jakarta. It shows part of the remaining mangrove forest that once protected much of the coastline. Replanting and safe-guarding these wonderful trees that thrive in brackish water sill be a key part of any battle on the effects of climate change.
I talk about them at length in my new book Against the Seas: Saving Civilizations from Rising Waters that will be out in February from Dundurn Press. Not a moment too soon...