Inosculation: a natural phenomenon in which trunks or branches of two trees grow together. When occurring in plants, it is biologically very similar to grafting. Osculation itself is the act of kissing. In horticulture, inosculation is the process of combining two distinctly different plants in such a way that both are fruitful. Often once established, the joined plants can not be separated and do not survive individually.
There is no theme to this blog. The only goal I had in creating it was to write more personal essays, and it remains very much a personal blog. I created it to remind myself that as I am surrounded by an increasing amount of microbloggers, it is still okay to have more to say sometimes. I often write about daily things; what I am doing, what occupies my thoughts. Occasionally, I write about this crazy ride called “motherhood”. I write a bit about the things I love — hiking, gardening, whitewater kayaking, or just generally being outside. I write about wanting to live a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle, and how that works with a family who sometimes have other ideas. The things written here exist for me. It is formal navel contemplation at it’s best.
I occasionally write other places. I make art. I make gardens. I often make a mess. I am available to teach workshops. If you are interesting in learning more, please email me, or submit a comment here.