Fruit: Nourishment Summer is the season of delicious, amazing fruit, which is the direct result of the desire of flowers. Is there a fruit that doesn’t start as a flower first? What seems frivolous from our standards (flowers everywhere!) is truly a purposeful and wonderful gift of nourishment, for people, for animals, for the earth. […]
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Flowers: Desire Summer is the season of flowers. We enjoy them for their outrageous beauty. We give them as gifts to show gratitude, love, and appreciation. But why do flowers exist? Why do they bloom in summer? Flowers are nature’s way of expressing desire—the desire to attract pollinators, the desire to reproduce, the desire to […]
This one is for you, Jaa, who asked me to write about my favorite summer memories… The Barn Until I was seven (when my grandfather passed away), the farm I lived on was a veritable organic farm fantasy, and the barn was my castle. It was always stacked with hay bales, and in its cool […]
Have a wonderful 4th of July, everyone! Wishing you health, healing, and happiness. —Maria Related Posts:How I Raise My KidsThe Wind-Up Clock ChronicleA Prism of Inner Beauty
So it was early March, and suddenly I burst into the Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” I couldn’t get it out of my head. Why? I look forward to summer the way a kid looks forward to Christmas.
by guest blogger Karen Stewart Brown. You don’t need to break the bank in order to enjoy your summer break. You can have a simply splendid summer on a shoestring budget if you put your imagination to it. Like camping in the yard or setting up a porch cabana/fort complete with outdoor movie theater (Mommy’s laptop) and simply sleeping outdoors…
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. Summer beach reading is here, which means that suddenly it’s OK to indulge in fun reading. For many (women), this means romance novels. Now, some people consider these novels utterly dangerous—and not just because such page-turning reading will keep you out in the sun too long. Apparently, there are far greater risks to reading romance novels than you ever imagined….
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. Once upon a time, people held fabulous house parties, in which days and weeks were full of new friends, parties, delightful diversions, and, quite possibly, compromising positions and marriage proposals. I think we should bring back the house party, perhaps on a less grand scale, and summer is the perfect time to do it.
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now