If you remember my post from last month on our Gulf Coast’s Six Seasons, it won’t surprise you that we are transitioning from spring into American Summer. I feel sorry for those of you who are still getting snow, but I’ll envy your wonderful summers when we’re sweltering in a four-month sauna that doesn’t let … Continue reading Six On Saturday April 10, 2021
A teenager sat with me in a tiny room of the residential treatment center. She was admitted to the program a few days before, and like the other adolescents there, if her parents had good insurance, she might stay there for up to three years. She showed me the scars that ran up the length … Continue reading Squeamish About Blood?
Today is Saturday, March 6. Quick! Tell me in what season we are now. Astute thinkers might ask first, “Are you speaking of the northern hemisphere or southern hemisphere?” Ok. That does make a difference, but I’m in the northern hemisphere. The discerning reader might note that although the vernal equinox won’t be here for … Continue reading Six on Saturday: The Gulf Coast’s Six Seasons
Today we’re returning to my backyard after talking about other Six on Saturday subjects for a couple of weeks. Believe me; you haven’t missed anything that we can’t catch up on today. In fact, the garden looks kind of shabby after last week’s below freezing temps. Things have thawed now and are getting back to … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Sunshine Yellow
In preparation for the blog post on K. Sawada, I took a field trip to a local Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful February day, perfect for spending time walking through their Winter Garden area. As I mentioned before, that section was named in memory of Mr. Sawada and showcases many of his camellias. However, … Continue reading Walk Around the Winter Garden
I would love to say, “Welcome to my poteger,” but in good conscience, this little plot of ground isn’t worthy of that name. However, it does have a classical combination of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. I can’t call it an English cottage garden or Colonial kitchen garden. But it is convenient and close to the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Salad, Anyone?
It looks like Covid-19 has another cultural casualty this year, and I have mixed feelings about it. All across the Gulf Coast region, large and small communities are canceling their Mardi Gras festivities. It is the sensible thing to do since the crowds could end up being superspreader events for the virus. But the economic … Continue reading King Cake Season Begins