After a summer of haze from the devastating western wildfires made worse by an increasingly warm planet, the skies have finally cleared and it's glorious to see September bring vibrant, intense blue to the world overhead. In that wild blue yonder, shimmering milkweed and goldenrod seeds float and fly with hope for fertile landing, while brilliant fall-blooming asters splash pale pink to deepest purple across the fields and roadsides.
I always feel like things change fast this month- the angle of light, the intensity of color, even the feel of the air goes from cottony-thick to crisp as the natural world prepares for dormancy here in the north. Strategies for surviving a long winter necessitate change and adjustment.
Strategies for surviving global warming necessitate change and adjustment, too. When we all consider the things we use every day, like TP, that's a step in the right direction. Here's something—I just saw this graphic from the Natural Resources Defense Council in a Greenmatters article comparing TP brands for sustainability. What's your grade? But more important—will you improve it?
That's all for now. It's a busy time inside and out. I'm working on a couple of new projects to share with you soon. Take good care!
Artist and naturalist Michelle Louis has a vigorous curiosity about the natural world. Her abstract landscape paintings cultivate connection to the lands she explores.
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