Our favorite wanderer for wonder, whimsy and wisdom, Dan Haase, reflects on a summer morning.
The garden, like any good fairy tale, reminds us how, at times, beauty is a disguise of the dangerous. The Japanese beetle has taken flight and descended upon the leaves of my garden. It is a troubling thing that destruction should lead to destruction. That in one ecosystem, thousands of miles away, its presence does not trigger any alarms as the natural order keeps it in check, while here it is named a pest. How does one live in a world of such discontinuity?
clouds block out the sun