September 18th, 2020


Green Infrastructure

 ... includes everything from rain gardens to food forests.  Benefits include:

* soaking up rainwater to reduce runoff, pollution, and floods
* attracting wildlife with native species
* supporting humans with edible landscaping
* promoting mental health with greenspace

While it takes government investment to do huge projects, anyone can do small things like planting a tree or a garden.  A modest group of citizens can buy an empty lot to make a community garden, rain garden, pocket park, and so on.


It's a beautiful fall day out, sunny and mild with just a little breeze.

I fed the birds.

I scooped ash out of the firepit.  This time it occurred to me to try pushing it into a bucket like I do with mulch, which was much more efficient than trying to shovel it.  I sprinkled the ash around the prairie garden as fertilizer.

Two different sunchokes are blooming.  I wasn't sure any had survived, but evidently some did. \o/  There's another yellow flower blooming amidst the big bluestem, which has its little turkey-feet open.  Over in the wildflower garden, a purple aster is blooming.  :D 

Poem: "The War That Was Won"

This poem is spillover from the August 4, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "Unexpected Love" square in my 6-1-20 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Ocracies series.

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