Thought I would also share some blog entries I wrote during my time at The Living Wall Company. I certainly enjoy writing about green infrastructure and living architecture. It is very important to return vegetation to urban environments and restore natural communities in natural environments.
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir
Photo taken a few days ago in Castlewood State Park in Ballwin, Missouri. Get out and enjoy Autumn before the wind and cold sweep away all the color!
I took this picture a couple weeks ago as the local Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) population began changing into its vibrant red garb. Thank you, Nature!!!
Virginia Creeper often gets mistaken for Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), but is 5-leaved, whereas the Poison Ivy is 3-leaved. Both are native to this area, but I’d highly recommend Virginia Creeper for your garden or natural landscaping.
Just make sure not to landscape with Poison Ivy, unless you’re itching to repel your neighbors… Ha!
“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~John Muir
Step away from the city-scape, seek the amazing craftsmanship of God. The natural sights far surpass the city blight.
Took this photo last autumn at an outlook in Pere Marquette State Park in Illinois.
“I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.” ~John Muir
Took this photo last fall at Pere Marquette State Park, near Grafton, IL. What a wonderful evening trek it was.
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
One of my favorite quotes…it not only inspires my continued appreciation for the natural world, but it also clarifies my thoughts on Sustainability.
*I took this photo at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO this Spring.
When I see Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), I know that, despite the calendar date, Spring has truly arrived!
Delicate new blooms
Ephemeral spring beauty
Look down. Don’t miss it!