Gardening, Nature, photography

Who’s the Ant, Who the Flower?

I see the world through a social lens, especially right now. Does this photo represent symbiosis, mutualism or parasitism? Would the flower open on its own? Scientists say that despite common wisdom the bud does not need the insect to bloom. The ants use the nectar at the base of the bud for food. In […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography, writing

3 New Spring Poems

In three weeks we’ll say goodbye to spring. I’d like to savor the coolness before the heat moves in. Three new poems in the name of Spring: Afternoon The wind waves the leavesrustling boughs above the streetwrestling the giant.     Flowering Red tulips are gonepurple iris in their steadpeonies so soon…   That’s my […]

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