Category: Nature

close-up of bright orange tomatoes still on the vine

9 must-read books for Mississippi gardeners

When it comes to gardening in the deep South, particularly in Mississippi, there are a couple of names that immediately come to mind, whether you’re talking edibles or ornamentals. Felder Rushing and Norman Winters are the gardening superstars that have been dispensing their wisdom on Public Radio for […]

red spider lily (lycoris radiata) against a field of out-of-focus spider lillies

Global weirding

The weather and climate and seasons have been wacky this year! Everything budded and bloomed 3 weeks early this year. The entire summer was rainy and temperate instead of unbearably hot and muggy. But guess what has been unbearably hot?  My jalapenos from my garden are usually very […]

What does wilderness mean to you?

A while back I was with a group of hikers on a trek through the Black Creek Wilderness in Southeast Mississippi.  To set the tone for a trek through an officially designated wilderness area, I asked them two questions, “What does the word wilderness mean?” and, “What images […]

Evidence complacency is no joke!

There is an old joke about the difference between ignorance and apathy. Do YOU know the difference between ignorance and apathy?  I don’t know and I don’t care! The problem with this joke is it is too close to real life for comfort when it comes to environment […]