A Jumping Guinea Hen, A Visit to a Cave, and Lots of Insects

Greetings to you! I hope you’re staying cool in all of this heat – that is if, like us, your area of the world is currently sweltering! For once, it’s too hot even to go to the pond, so we’re all hunkered down inside,…

A Shift in the Color Scheme and a Shaved Cat

Quick! Does anyone know what sort of tree this is? I was walking in Holyoke last week and came to a full stop when I caught a whiff of its flowers. They smelled divine and the bees loved them! Meanwhile, in my own yard,…

This Week in the Garden

A wild and wet week here in Western Massachusetts. The weather is not doing much to further my gardening plans. I have mulch that I’d like to spread. I have weeds that I’d like to pluck. I have a lawn that I’d like to…