Covid-19 has turned the world upside down.

Living in an unfamiliar environment of fear, quarantine and self-isolation leaves nowhere to turn. Stay at home orders can make one realize that home really is our natural world. It is where we came from and caring for it is ESSENTIAL.

Pruning and tree care promotes safety, preserves tree health and affects the amount of light reaching the understory. Trees are the backbone of the landscape.

Proper lawn care limits weeds and reduces the erosion of soil with embedded phosphorus that enters surface waters, protecting the watershed.

Mulching landscape beds controls weeds and nurtures the shrubs and flowers in the understory.

Caring for the natural world nurtures the soul and that is sorely needed in these unsure times. A turn to Mother Earth can provide the foundation for all of us that we need to get through this. After all, she is the home where we all are from. She is ESSENTIAL.

Noisy Silence

With the world shut down in fear of a microbe, I woke at Dawn in light rain.
The silence was deafening.
Cars and planes absent, the Highways and sky-ways sang the song that the creator had written long ago and I had nearly forgotten.
Warm spring breeze whispers to the trees- “wake up my beauties”
Starch turning to sugar is soon to blast leaves from winter buds.
Crust on flowerbeds begin to crack pushed aside as tiny green fingers throw off winter bedding.
Water trickles, transformed from icy grip.
A Chickadee beckons for his girlfriend Phoebe as Trumpeting Cranes stake out territory in the marsh.
Red-wing Blackbirds scree along with wicawicawica of dove flight.
Even the woodpeckers have a part to sing.
The world is not afraid of this day,
Nor am I.