Batten down the hatches

Yesterday’s sky was dusted with those high flying cirrus mare’s tails and mackerel’s scales that precede a storm and the news is full of a tropical storm named for one of our groundsmen. As I write this, we still don’t know yet if we’ll be smacked around much by Danny but we’ve done what we […]

Fringe benefits

I want to make it very clear that no matter how hot and awful it is outside right now I am not ready for fall. So just in case you’ve got your hand on the season machine dial, please don’t turn it yet on my account. But even if we’re not ready for it, there […]

Picking up steam

I’d like to take just a moment to fulfill my duty as a New Englander and complain about the weather. For the past week or two it’s been hot. And not only has it been hot but the humidity has been in the 70 to 90-something percents (scientifically calculated based on perspiration index, I believe). […]

Dramatic differences

Being in the garden every day teaches a valuable lesson in paying attention to the subtle changes but go away for a week or two and the changes will practically hit you over the head. Or they did me anyway. I had been waiting-waiting, mostly a little impatiently, for some things to grow and finally […]