The summer is here. Usually it’s a very short, sweet and busy period in my hemisphere. I am having problems with keeping up as usual, as well as with posting on this blog. Delightful problems, however, please visit my Instagram account where I hope you will find odds and ends that may interest you.
I will leave the blogging for now with a much underestimated beauty, a dandelion. Did you know that wild bees and honey bees contribute to almost a third of what we eat? They are important pollinators that bring food on our tables. Sadly, we have changed their environment to the extent that they are threatened. Dandelions are great pollinators. I will leave them in my garden from now on. That will be food for the bees as well as time saving for me.
I am thinking of how wasteful we are and will spend this summer making do with what I have, mending, doing maintenance jobs, gardening and harvesting. So many resources there are in nature and in what many of us consider garbage and trash. Make use and make do with what you have, with respect, considering the environmental and social impacts.
I wish you a happy, enjoyable make-do-with-what-you-have summer.
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