Drab Winter?

There are big wooden bones here, strewn about and about, broken stumps and subtle nuances of color. Some may call this winter drab, but the scatters of trees and fruiting bodies of fungus, mossy cushions, ferns and the green leaves of the honeysuckle vine tell us that...

A Christmas Walk in the Southern Illinois Woods

Not too many folks know about the exquisite beauty of Southern Illinois, one of the hidden treasures of the world. This is not Chicago, nor is it flat prairie. Happy holidays to all. Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring year…

Management and Design

                  As a designer of small to large acreage I know that pretty pictures and scintillating narratives do not a comprehensive Permaculture design make. It does not end here. Nature has an intriguing way of...

Design

            A point may sit at the very center of a circle, or assymetrically off toward an edge, somewhere in the enclosure of the circumference of the circular. When centered it seems stable, focalized, focused, with all eyes looking...