Making Up For Lost Time
April 2nd, 2009 by Sonja

Well, that’s not entirely true … only because one can never really make up for lost time.  But I’m on a mission to get myself back on some kind of track and get some writing done.

I have some plans and ideas in my head for real, live honest to goodness posts.  Yes, written by me and posted here.  Believe it or not.  I may be coming back from my own dead head.

And I’m going to be regularly posting Ooze reviews once a week.  On Fridays.  That just seems like a good day to do them.  So be watching this space tomorrow where I’ll be reviewing two CD’s.  Books begin again next week.

Maybe I’ll even write about my whacky idea to turn our suburban manicured front yard (sloppy and ragged can be considered a manicure … it’s just not a good manicure 😉 ) into a Virginia meadow.

Virginia meadow
Photograph by Paula Sullivan

See, I think this will be a good idea on many fronts. We won’t have to mow except for twice a year, thus reducing our gas usage and carbon emissions. It will attract song birds, humming birds and honey bees, thus it would be a haven for small creatures that need space in urban environments. Plus, it would be pretty. Who can argue with pretty?

2 Responses  
  • Patrick O writes:
    April 5th, 20093:54 pmat

    I like pretty.

    And I’m a huge fan of natural looks. Ever since living in the mountains I’ve gotten really sensitive to artificialized landscaping that seems only about matching other artifical conceptions. Really, there are not weeds, just the natural flora that takes time to find its way to a mature look (can’t see the picture anymore, by the way). Natural flora that is beautiful and rich in life.

    In the mountains there are strict water usage and landscaping rules which basically boil down to “leave your yard a forest”. So I heartily support the idea of “leave your yard a meadow.” It allows a person to become in tune with where they live, the land, the plants, the bugs, the birds, becoming grounded in a real place and learning the rhythms of that place which offer a uniqueness of life.

  • JR Woodward writes:
    April 9th, 200910:47 amat


    I’m wanting to get your email address in order to send you something. Would you be able to send it to mine. You should be able to access mine from this post. JR Woodward (Dream Awakener) Peace.

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