I made a new vegetable bed today out of driftwood. It looks much better than the square ones and I don’t think it will have as many slugs hiding in it as the stone beds do. I think as the wood decays it will add nutrients to the soil too.
Pictured are poached egg plants which are great companion plants in the fight against aphids. other plants in the beds pictured are leeks, kale, rocket, wild onion potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, rhubarb and peas.
Beautiful raised beds
Whoa, I did not know driftwood raised beds were a thing I needed in my life until now. XD these are beautiful!
Perhaps this is the “sense of reverence and awe” that Carl Sagan extolled as his religion.
Reminds me of my favorite word, yugen: An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words.
It occurs to me that trying to fasten a word to something too deep and powerful for words is a rather hopeless task, but yet we try and try.
Kamo no Chōmei, a Japanese poet and essayist of the 12th century, attempted to characterize the feeling thusly:
“It is like an autumn evening under a colorless expanse of silent sky. Somehow, as if for some reason that we should be able to recall, tears well uncontrollably.”
“When looking at autumn mountains through mist, the view may be indistinct yet have great depth. Although few autumn leaves may be visible through the mist, the view is alluring. The limitless vista created in imagination far surpasses anything one can see more clearly”
I know that feel.
Watch all of this
rollership:(from the article:) “Incineration has also become far greener since the 80s in Sweden, when limits on emissions were tightened. According to a report released by the country’s waste management association, Avfall Sverige, since that time incineration emission levels have dropped by between 90 and 99 percent because of better waste sorting technologies.”
from accidental science