Tag Archives: spring

Push through the asphalt and cement

The photo above was taken by JB in our backyard. For the past 3 or 4 years, I have been planting old books around the garden, some of them from the days when I was teaching. There is something very … Continue reading

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Respite from school

Yesterday a small group of students and I did some clean-up work in Washington Park not far from school. The weather was absolutely perfect— that mystical gray of almost rain without any hint of chill in the air. Armed with … Continue reading

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Hasta la cuerenta de mayo, no te quitas el sayo.

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Freshly picked fiddlehead ferns in dinner salad, tree peony, and daffodils

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April 9—Chicago

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Someone is happy spring is here!

…or upset they’re still in school.

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First sign of peony

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Five mile weekend walk

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Bonsai vegetable garden behind the kitchen faucet

Micro-greens for spring salads growing in my bonsai vegetable garden behind the kitchen faucet– (clockwise from center front) celery, carrots, cabbage, bok choy, and more carrots.

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First dinner on the back porch

73 degrees on a Tuesday night! Time to open up the back porch. Time to come out of hibernation.

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