Savoring late summer

Savoring late summer

August’s final days showcase a season in the midst of change. Just take a moment to look around around any nearby meadow, prairie, or rural fenc...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


August moves along

August moves along

The great celestial clock is forever ticking—days and weeks spending themselves, one after another, in steady unspooling.“Devouring time,&...

August 9th, 2019 |  


Summer moves along

Summer moves along

On a recent morning, I sat on a makeshift bench a short distance from a familiar roadside pullout. The spot is located not too far from the little vil...

July 26th, 2019 |  



Bath hardware makes a stylish splash

(AP) — Step in the bathroom, turn on the tap. Step in the shower, turn on the faucet.Just mundane parts of the daily routine, right? Yet for bat...

May 3rd, 2019 |  


Simple strategies for larger tomato harvest

Simple strategies for larger tomato harvest

By Melinda MyersFor Miami Valley TodayNothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch...

April 23rd, 2019 |  


Container gardens for every occasion

Container gardens for every occasion

By Melinda MyersFor Miami Valley Sunday NewsMake every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary...

April 19th, 2019 |  


Enigmatic November arrives

Enigmatic November arrives

November’s name comes from “novem”— Latin for nine. The earliest version of the Roman calendar, created under Romulus in 753 B...

November 1st, 2018 |  


Beckoning, bewitching October

Beckoning, bewitching October

Poets have long recognized October’s alluring magic.“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir!” proclaimed Bliss Car...

October 18th, 2018 |  


Safety tips to prevent falls this autumn

Safety tips to prevent falls this autumn

By Michelle FranciscoThe autumn season is finally here but as the temperatures start to cool and the leaves begin to sweep the ground, it’s impo...

October 13th, 2018 |  


The color is coming

The color is coming

I’m a seeing-is-believing type fellow. Not overly suspicious. But when considering certain things, I do often wait for proof before accepting th...

October 4th, 2018 |