about the coyote

and other weird wildlife Coyotes in our neck of the woods are not ushering illegal aliens across the border. They are gangly, destructive wild canines, and we all have to deal with them. I even saw them in the middle of the city in Raleigh years ago. This one wandered across my front yard a… Continue reading about the coyote

strange and wonderful things

comments on the unusual, disturbing, and humorous There’s a coyote in the neighbor’s bedroom, and a murder trial up the road. There’s a near-Chernobyl in Ohio, and a powerful revival at a small college in Kentucky. Weather and natural disasters may be neither. Our precious children and grandchildren are being jabbed with poison and poisoned… Continue reading strange and wonderful things

it’s a jungle out there

…no, really, it is! When Rhett Butler left Scarlett O’Hara, he told her he was… “…going back to Charleston. Where I belong.” When I moved to Charleston in 1991, I was coming back to the South, where I belong. I’d been too long away from the blackwater swamps and spartina grass. And when I moved… Continue reading it’s a jungle out there

now we know

why they wanted to deny her freedom to run again @RepMTG: “Because our government is completely corrupt, and I don’t say that lightly. It is a serious problem, and my eyes have been open to it actually, serving in Congress.”Apple: https://t.co/PeoDAAV8tISpotify: https://t.co/6yCkF4tBPyiHeart: https://t.co/OBnBigUEBWpic.twitter.com/KH93jXJdYd— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe)

May Day!

How do you celebrate? May 1st used to be celebrated. Several different types of celebrations have been associated with the day. Probably originally a fertility ritual to ensure good crops and lots of livestock (here), some believe it goes back to ancient agrarians, including Romans. But most date it to Medieval times in Europe, especially… Continue reading May Day!


who knew?! When we moved further south seven years ago, my husband’s aunt and uncle came to visit from Florida. We are in the same temperate zone and she brought plants for us. A couple didn’t make it, for one reason or another. And a couple did. We have some Asian (or African?) lilies in… Continue reading loquats!

good friday

a somber day I never understood why it was called “Good Friday” in Holy Week. What on earth “good” was there to Jesus being crucified? How was it ever “good” that he had to drag his own cross through the rough streets of Jerusalem and then up to Golgotha? It was good for us, of… Continue reading good friday

do not be afraid

trust in God and STAND UP for FREEDOM Some pretty wonky things are unfolding all over the planet. If you are late to class, you may have missed the introduction of the WEF SCRIPT for total submission. There’s no real class. Just a script, in fact. Do WHAT WE SAY. That’s it. The dry run… Continue reading do not be afraid