The blurbs below will give you a slew of disjointed linguistic associations that will only be impressed on your imagination when you see the accompanying photos. It’ll be like opening presents.
The holly tree with its red berries that chime like Christmas bells strung with green leaves like knives
Wild chives that droop like kids plucked from the TV couch for bedtime
Rhododenron, a boring native plant
Old-ass black birch’s dog tag
A mossy reservoir of life nestled in Earth’s autumnal reclamation
Oppy the oak leaf
Oppy hides in a flower pot as a pumpkin occupies the center of your awareness
Memorial dormant flower field
Japanese holly berry
How to make pizza healthy
Pink and burgundy
Neon yellow ladybug?
Mother beech tree
Sugar maple label (are these trees or inmates!?)
Some reproductive tree part shitting out a red berry
Arboretum greenhouse (the Arboretum is in Summit, New Jersey)
Practice for Neoplatonists
I don’t know why it’s shaped like that
Crisping and blazing before the arrival of winter
I made that salad and wild rice casserole
Cranberries and carnage
Pumpkin pie courtesy of Deliciously Ella! YAY!
Whipped coconut cream with vanilla and black sesame seeds
Look at that texture. Don’t be tempted, though, sugar is potentially toxic
Holly berries, mmm yum. I’ll post a pie recipe soon
Remember the mycelium
I bought a cricket bar at the airport because crickets require a fraction of the water required to raise cattle, yet the bars consisted of mostly almonds which guzzle gallons of water from the dry burning hinterlands of California. This has inspired me to order a pound of cricket powder to coat my tempeh in, raising its protein content to inexorably high levels that will probably work out my liver more than I work out my muscles.