Milkweed, Monarchs and Me

One of the first plants I think I could identify as a child was milkweed.  That was before I even associated its fireworks flowers with its flying fairy seeds.  I was attracted to its dramatic pods that could be opened to reveal the precise rows of seeds sleeping with their […]

Windows on the Soul: Let the Light Shine In

GUEST POST BY DELLA HANSMANN Lets talk about windows.  Let’s talk about light. MORNING WINDOWS Christopher Alexander explored building design by looking for patterns in existing building styles, and he stresses the importance of natural light – eastern light – in the house, and particularly in bedrooms.  Pattern 138 in […]