Electric Dreams


Last garden fireworks

But definitely Sunchokes!

Oh, good Gawd, how many sunchokes?  At least a 5 gallon bucket full of sunchokes, is what, and that from just one patch of yard.  There are at least four areas containing sunchokes at this point. I’d planted a few tubers that had gotten a little past edibility a few years ago, dug a few up last year, and now this year…..I was thinking of carving out a clump of now-less-than-ornamental grass, creating a new bulb bed, making space to let the Amelanchier (Serviceberry, Shadblow, etc.) grow out a bit.

Sooooooo many sunchokes.  Plenty to eat and share and delight my Beloved with not-potatoes.

Mayhaps Maypops

Out of the woods, maybe

One last piece in Project AMR, startup bid for Project JM, possible Project P, and I’m sure there’s something else down the road.

Providing, of course, that the end of the road isn’t on fire…


The coast is not clear

Where I am, rain is welcome, not a catastrophe, but the temperatures are ominous: the AC should not be running in October!

But we were warned, and trends matter. This is real stuff: air, water, physics; implacable as the political stubbornness that will doom us. Unless.

Back to the warnings: here's a link the people of the Caribbean islands need as reference — https://web.archive.org/web/20170208200635/http://pr-ccc.org/download/PR%20State%20of%20the%20Climate-FINAL_ENE2015.pdf


Well, someone bearded like the conventional image of a lumberjack, and that was okay [sure, start singing it; I am, too!]. I spied him taking photos of the bright orange cosmos across the street, and invited him to see the asters in their splendor:

PurpleAstersFront2017His name is Louis, and he was pleasantly agog at the number of plants and variety of bees.  “This is what my wife hopes our garden could be like,” he said.  “Would it be okay if I came over sometime with my macro lens and tripod?”

I tell him he is easily distinguished from a Jehovah’s Witness, and he laughs. I tell him about a nearby arboretum that would also make a great place for photography and it’s possible he’ll choose that for his photography jaunt.

All good.


And knowing more people who might like seeds is always nice.