http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/kenya-chrysanthemum-pyrethrum-flower-industry-offers-rural-income-and-natural-insecticide/ These daisy-like flowers repel and often kill pests like mosquitoes and locust. The article says they are harmless to most animals and us, and alludes to being pollinator friendly. Let's hope we can find similar species around the world to plant in all produce crops and be rid of chemical pesticides that destroy our … Continue reading A little good news — about multiculturalism
A little good news — from Mother Nature
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/floating-gardens-are-a-way-to-keep-farming-despite-climate-change-ohio/ I think the lesson to learn here is observing what's already available in nature to work with the climate crisis. In Kimmerer's amazing book "Braiding Sweetgrass", I learned a much deeper appreciation for how Mother Nature teaches us. She gives us all we need to make all our food and shelter needs get met. … Continue reading A little good news — from Mother Nature
A little good news (for bees) — perception is everything!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/leave-dandelions-alone-to-help-bees-this-spring/ Now be honest; dandelion flowers really are a beautiful and cheerful yellow, right??? Yes, they do mar that dream of a perfect green lawn, but is that perfect green so perfect after all? Lawn grass is the least environmentally sustainable thing you can plant and maintain!!! Replace it with clover if you must have … Continue reading A little good news (for bees) — perception is everything!
Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Strength Of Blue
I feel this is the perfect closing image for 2020. Pandemics and insane politics threatened our world and Mother Nature showed her strength and forgiveness by rapidly repairing our follies. The scientist in me knows she always will and she will do it with extreme beauty and unexpected grace, just like this little blue flower. … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Strength Of Blue
Standing tall, stoic Guarding life Guarding death Temporarily befriended by the sun Prints & more available at Arts MPerron @ https://1-mario-perron.pixels.com
Surrounded By Life
I went for a short walk around the garden as a break from my reading and my mind was open to seeing. I noticed these goldenrod weeds and wondered if they would look more magical up-close. To my surprise, they were full of bees of all sizes and shapes... It made me realize that nature … Continue reading Surrounded By Life
The First Sign of…
This floated onto our breakfast table early last week on a particularly windy day. Could this be an early sign of f... You know what? Let's not mential the other "F" word just yet and just enjoy the beautiful colours that appeared at the breakfast table on this particularly windy, Summer's day! Prints & more … Continue reading The First Sign of…
Details Of Beauty
I'm tempted to say nothing about this one and just ask you what you feel when you look at it... I saw this small damaged bunch of leaves hiding in the lush dark greens of other leafy plants from my garden. It stopped me in my tracks and I'm not sure why. I just find … Continue reading Details Of Beauty
A Brightness of Yellow
In a field filled with greens, there spoke a tiny voice loudly! this tiny yellow flower shone with such volume that it became a brightness of colour. It shouted, "see me shine, see my beauty, see my yellow"! It is beautiful, joyous, and glorious. Prints & more available at Arts MPerron @ https://1-mario-perron.pixels.com
The Cabot rose bush is giving us the most gorgeous flowers this year! They constantly reach for the sun, especially after heavy rains. Get in close and see the ecosystem that plays within the folds of this beautiful blossom. To the naked eye, the petals look very fragile, but the camera has caught a robust … Continue reading Into It!