Tuesday, 8:30 AM. 18 degrees, up ten degrees in the past hour and a half. Wind SSW, calm. The sky is crystal clear, a “see forever” day, and the barometer predicts much the same. The air is so clean and full of oxygen one feel years younger just stepping out the door. I won't spoil it with politics or news of tragedies and war.
All about nature, horticulture, landscaping, and Wisconsin, USA small town life...with some conservative commentary thrown into the mix. Some readers love the later, others just ignore it; anyway, don't get upset about it.
I am semi-retired after a long career in botanical garden and arboretum management. We have lived and worked in WI, NY, NE an OH, and love this big, bold country of ours, where anyone with a desire to educate themselves and work hard can succeed. I have nearly quit calling myself an environmentalist, since I consider the once proud term to have been hijacked by too many persons and causes that are little more than left wing apologists with their own, usually unscientific and anti-democracy agendas. And nobody understands what a "Conservationist" is anymore. Hence the "Conservative Environmentalist." I Currently work as a horticulture consultant, designing and installing landscapes and gardens locally and elsewhere. I also serve as the (volunteer) Forester for the City of Bayfield, and am a member of the State of Wisconsin Urban Forestry Advisory Council.