Fritillaria or the checkered lily doesn’t seem very plant-like.  It hasn’t the natural swirls and twirls of many things organic, but rather a geometric pattern, like someone has placed a stencil over the petals and shaded in those little squares.  Squares???   Where else in the botanical world do we see squares? There are lots of dots and spots, splashes and dashes, solids and stripes, … Continue reading Fritillaria

Book Review—Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer

I just finished reading Gathering Moss and it was a lovely surprise.  Not what I was expecting.  I was expecting lots of pieces of science detailed and separate.  What I got was one whole.  A story, woven together with moss.  I love this book and I love moss!  I see it everywhere.  As I’m walking across a gravel pathway at work….there it is!  As I … Continue reading Book Review—Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer