Micro-Season: The Maple and Ivy Turn Yellow

We successfully moved into the micro-season of “The Maple and Ivy Turn Yellow”, which means we are coming to the end of the mini season of Frost Descent. As the name of this micro-season suggests, we are highlighting the change in foliage that occurs with deciduous trees. Basho, Issa, and T'ao Ch'ien contribute to this reflection with their seasonal poems.

Cherry Blossoms

How many, many things They call to mind These cherry blossoms! ~Matsuo Basho Japan-Guide.com In Basho's home country of Japan there are over one hundred varieties of cherry trees. The most popular cherry tree in Japan is known as Somei Yoshino.  The Somei Yoshino was heavily cultivated in Tokyo during the Edo Period, which is... Continue Reading →

5/2 Nature Connection Journal Update

Last week I introduced a new feature to my page called My Nature Connection Journal. It turns out it is a little harder to keep this up-to-date than I expected. Nevertheless, I added 18 birds, 1 new animal, and 7 new plants. One of the highlights from this week was finally being able to make... Continue Reading →

My Nature Connection Journal

I am introducing a new feature to this site! My Nature Connection Journal is a bit of an experiment. The Journal is an attempt to track all my first encounters with non-human species throughout the year starting on April 22, 2021. My hope is to have an extensive list of birds, animals, and plants with... Continue Reading →

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