Tag: Wisconsin DNR

Poem and Photos

colder weather
time for my favorite coat
from a thrift store

On September 21, 2021, we stopped first at Friends Fishing Pond, which is part of Kohler-Andrae State Park. The small visitor center was open at Kohler-Andrae State Park, and we bought some cards. This selection of photos by Karl is from both places.

Garden Work

I wrote about Karl’s work to remove the garlic mustard in our gardens last year. Looking at the yard this week, I can see that about 90% – if not more – of this invasive plant is gone. A great success so far.

And I can see how the Spring and Summer perennials have more room and are growing well.

The new poem I see today:

rain
daffodils grow and
rest on the wood path

Education note and photo:

Garlic mustard page has more information, at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

This picture of Garlic Mustard is from wpclipart. I am learning a little more each year.

May begins with primroses

May begins with a small primrose plant in bloom near the house.

Last year, Karl had to remove a lot of garlic mustard, which is invasive. Those weeds have to be thrown out in bags. Not a compost pile.

I learned more about Garlic Mustard and why it is an “ecological threat” at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Karl also pruned our cotoneasters last year and tiny new bushes are growing again.

And I continue to watch good programs at Milwaukee PBS.

At Poems From Psalms And Nature, I began a new series on the theme of Mercy and Gratitude, which will feature my poems inspired by thrift stores, with links to the store sites.

Photo by Karl – May 2020

social distance greetings

social distance greetings
across parking lots
and park spaces
open in some ways
closed in others
we all understand
and are grateful
our common good

And garden journal photos by Karl this week:

Bridal wreath by Lake Michigan – we planted this bush years ago.

Poppies were planted by previous owners decades ago.