I'm not growing a lot of food in my garden but I enjoy every little bit I do grow! Most recently, lettuce and strawberries. And plenty of wild daisies which are edible though I've not tried them in my salad yet.

Plant happenings! Catnip in it's purple glory, honeysuckle and the small tree is a newly planted pawpaw in the forest garden.

As we focus on Putin's aggression we should remember our (US) own foreign policy and actions in Iraq and the Middle East. And, for that matter, US conduct globally for the past 70 years.

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A couple of weeks before Bush's accidental admission of war crimes against Iraq I came across photos of our small protests in Kirksville, MO against the first Gulf War in 1990, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War. After that war there was a period of economic sanctions, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanction. Then of course, the second war, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War.

Some morning sweetness taking place outside my front door. 😍

A couple of wildflowers seen on my walk. A wild rose, rosa arvensis and salvia lyrataIs, a white and purple tubular wildflower.

A busy bee pollinating a wild, native geranium. Columbine, a native wildflower, interesting and pretty! Also, an excellent early spring hummingbird food source. Flower clusters on a black locust tree.

My 12 year experiment in tiny house living. Added a solar panel this year. Hard to see in photo but mixed in there are a few raised garden beds with kale, lettuce, radishes and strawberries, herbs, fruit/nut trees, native wildflowers. Laundry day so clothes drying on the lines. Still on grid though I make constant effort to minimize. Firm believer that while we need large systemic changes, we can also make our own individual efforts.

Red Buckeye, a native shrub in much of North America and favorite early spring food source for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Wild Geranium, a native in much of North America (pink flower). Jacob's Ladder, another native is the pale purple flower. Some of the earliest spring wild flowers in the Midwest of North America.

Black haw, viburnum, in bloom around here now. Beautiful little clusters of flowers.

Violet wood-sorrel

These are not as common in our woodland as some of the other early spring flowers though they’re not rare. Not in the image are the shamrock-like leaves.

Dutchmen’s Breeches in front of my cabin – beautiful early spring wildflowers!

Back in the late 90s, Memphis, engaged in a bit of community/neighborhood media activism in the form of micro-radio broadcasting. In this photo we were broadcasting out of the trunk of my car at a local punk rock show. Good times.

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