5 Ways to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

I took up gardening the year after we moved to my current house, Chateau Travolta. I never suspected myself of being a gardener, but it turns out I get immense pleasure from watching the yearly cycle of rebirth. Also, the flowers make my deck look less weathered. Up until this year, the deer rampant in my neighborhood stayed away from my deck and so I didn't have to take any precautions around my perennials. But this year, THIS YEAR! They ate my buds. And now, it is war. Here are the top five solutions I found in my anti-deer research....more
Yesterday I looked out my window to see that almost all of the buds of my beautiful hostas had ...more

Look to Sam Champion to Keep Us Safe and Smart on The Weather Channel

No, Sam Champion is not just another handsome talking head. To prove it, he has taken the bold step of leaving perhaps the number one weatherperson position in the world at ABC's Good Morning America to become Managing Editor at The Weather Channel. His new show is called AMHQ, for America's Morning Headquarters. It is an amalgam of news, sports, lifestyle and, of course, weather forecasting and reporting, running each weekday from 7-10 a.m. ET. ...more
I enjoyed watching him on GMA until I realized he's not actually a meteorologist, like Ginger ...more

Wheelchair Barbie and I Are Having a Fashion Revolution on Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a reminder how wasteful humans can be and of the small contributions we can make to clean up our act. This is a favorite holiday of mine as this theme runs year round throughout my blog posts. ...more
Julie Ross Godar Thank you for your kind words, Julie. I bet you are Googling "Where can I buy a ...more

Microbeads in our Beauty Products have Major Environmental Consequences

Have you ever noticed those tiny blue scrubber beads in face wash or toothpaste? They're so tiny, maybe you missed them....more

It's not just recycling...it's repurposing

My friend Karen used a term that really struck home with me...repurpose.Not just use until you can't use it anymore but find something else to do with it besides tossing it into the waste stream until it's really ready to be in the waste stream. In my head (I spend at lot of time talking to myself) I can hear a chorus of but wait a minutes out there. Not everything is for everyone that I am about to discuss. Just do what you can do....more

Sharing Nature

 It was bright and beautiful and 72 degrees.I wore a short sleeve t-shirt and lots of bug spray.  I packed the fillet knife and some Ziploc baggies. I stuck my book of edible plants in the bag too, just in case I came across anything interesting. I grabbed my rod and Primrose grabbed her favorite stick....more

Eco Car Two: The Next Generation of Gas Efficient Cars

Have you seen gas prices lately?  I'm all about green energy, and want to buy an energy efficient vehicle in the near future. That's why i love the Eco Car Two, “Plugging into the Future” competition.College students are re-engineering a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The goal- to get even better gas mileage.  Watch the interview below to learn more. ...more

BRIC Was It, Now EMIC Is the Thing

"Daring for Big Impact" was held at the Greifenstein Castle in Switzerland....more

Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink….

Californians hope to avoid a desolate future with the development of desalination systems across the state. Photo by Bruce Rolff....more

Follow the 3 Rs of Recycling in North Haven

I know the three-word phrase of reduce, reuse, and recycle has been done to death, but that has no way lessened its importance. The three Rs still reign supreme, especially when the world is grappling with issues of excess waste creation and management. Here’s how North Haven can do its bit for a cleaner and greener environment by incorporating the three Rs into their daily lives.Reduce...more

Beekeeping 101

Step 1: Lose your fear of bees. ok. check.Next!...more

5 Ways to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

I took up gardening the year after we moved to my current house, Chateau Travolta. I never suspected myself of being a gardener, but it turns out I get immense pleasure from watching the yearly cycle of rebirth. Also, the flowers make my deck look less weathered. Up until this year, the deer rampant in my neighborhood stayed away from my deck and so I didn't have to take any precautions around my perennials. But this year, THIS YEAR! They ate my buds. And now, it is war. Here are the top five solutions I found in my anti-deer research....more
Yesterday I looked out my window to see that almost all of the buds of my beautiful hostas had ...more

DIY Lamp Birdbath

Dude! You totally need a lamp birdbath. By the time I am through with y'all, there's going to be lamp birdbaths lighting up your hood! Bahahaha! Lighting. That's awesome. So here's what you need: Lamp. Drill. Bowl. Epoxy glue. And spray paint if you wish. First things first: Cut the cord. ...more
birdingbabe Could you just put less water in the bowl?more