Drew's comedy improv show on..then World Vision...then an informercial for a roll up piano keyboard...now it's acne....gotta find the remote!!...man vs wild somewhere...
I was going over in my head cabin dwellers to consider...it needn't be a tiny place...Thomas Jefferson had a "cabin" in that it's surroundings he gave attention to...and it needn't be a man...though it taxes me a bit to thinkup some women cabin dwellers....go have a look at Emily Dickinson...brb....
It is not widely known that during Dickinson's lifetime she was appreciated as a gardener rather than as a poet. Having studied botany from the age of nine, as a teenager she put together a herbarium consisting of 424 pressed specimens of flowers classified using the Linnaean system with handwritten labels. The herbarium is now held in the Houghton Library at Harvard University. Dickinson's garden at her family home in Amherst was famous locally. The garden has not survived and Dickinson kept no garden notebooks or plant lists, but its layout and what she grew in it can be gleaned from letters and the recollections of her friends and family. One niece, for example, remembered "carpets of lily-of-the-valley and pansies, platoons of sweetpeas, hyacinths enough in May to give all the bees of summer dyspepsia. There were ribbons of peony hedges and drifts of daffodils in season, marigolds to distraction – a butterfly utopia." In particular, Dickinson cultivated scented exotic flowers, writing that she "could inhabit the Spice Isles merely by crossing the dining room to the conservatory, where the plants hang in baskets." She also loved bulbs and was skilled at forcing them. Dickinson would often send her friends bunches of flowers with verses attached: "they valued the posy more than the poetry."
Well, that's cool.
Nowadays she would easily be among the ranks of bloggers!!
Book's a bit pricey...
I'd like to see a webring of backyards...hereabouts, thereabouts, everywhere, anywhere...gardens and forests, concrete, asphalt, skyscraper canyons, or Grand...
Tree in the Door
Oct. 18, 2007