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Attack of the killer squirrel

A final basement sunflower update? It doesn’t look like the last of my basement sunflower buds is going to make it to a full sixth flower. The plant, which was the largest and strongest, did well with the transfer outdoors … Continue reading

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They did it: My basement sunflowers lived until spring

Planted at the wrong time, they broke through soil anyway, kept alive by a buzzing light. The long winter persisted, but they grew stronger, and laughed bright yellow blooms. In spring, they breathed fresh air in a world that now … Continue reading

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Unpacking my new worms

While I’ll admit this is a fairly dull video of me unpacking my new worms, I did get a kick out of documenting my exuberant revulsion and my singsong, “Oooo, they’re alive.” (Video link) I set up my new worms … Continue reading

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Sunflowers (Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective)

Today, I photographed the third sunflower that’s bloomed in my basement this long, cold, lonely winter. It’s a little burst of summer sunshine that I thought was perfect for the weekly photo challenge theme of “perspective.” Despite its beauty, a … Continue reading

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Wanted: Garbage-Eating Friends

“A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me.” –Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet I cut the nub off a carrot, and at the familiar thwack of my knife on the board, I thought again of my … Continue reading

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New life amid the polar vortex

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.” — Henry David Thoreau I called myself out back in November for not giving an earnest effort to grow sunflowers even though I had checked … Continue reading

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