Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ramblings about and through the Lawn

My naturalized lawn is thirty feet by thirty feet of natural grass with a center piece of a white pine tree.  I also have some tomatoes planted, basil, parsley from scattered seeds, sunflowers and zinnias from seed.   Natural lawn is not so bad.  People don't really spend that much time in lawns and pathways work well.  Lawn is an ornamental aspect of horticulture.  All those machines and gas to cut it is just ornamental.  Did anybody ever stop to think that perhaps nature designed leaves of grass to be pointy for a reason?  Maybe there are charges from the earth and soil that need to mediate between heavenly charges. Perhaps the pointed grass blade, when not severed by a lawn mower blade, releases energies?  That is my cosmic theory.  Perhaps peace would reign on earth if the charges were allowed to flow right.  Plants are beings too, ya know.  It is just a fanciful theory.  Mankind in its arrogance believes that it must control and trim every thing.  I did some work in an orchard last week where we thinned fruit to make fewer but better quality fruit.  I can see that point of view.  I think that if people had a choice, to have long lawns and a planet that remained alive vs a dead planet killed by humans people would choose long lawns. My legs are hairy this year as well.

5 comments:

  1. The way your lawn looks in this picture looks like you live on the Prairie? It would truly be appalling if everyone let their lawn go to the wilderness, if you will. This is fine when one lives in the country with no one around to care.

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    1. I am not a golfer. The lawns everywhere are the golf course look. Monoculture is not preferable for ecosystems. Weeds are often medicinal herbs. This area being cleared allowed for yellow wood sorrel to thrive which is edible. I wonder what people did with their yards prior to lawns. I would landscape with herbs if I had the money. Plantain has also thrived, which as a poultice, stops insect sting pain. I have observed homes in the country and none are allowing for more natural flora. They are just as conforming to golf course monoculture as in town.

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  2. Maybe you should move to the country where you won't be judged and can have your freedom? There are rules and codes about village residences and lawn lengths. Just mowing part to "keep the peace" is in violation.

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  3. As an herbalist I am not allowed to grow herbs in a naturalized fashion in my own back yard? This is America, the land of the free?

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