The kitchen looked like a hospital for wounded soldiers of the garden.
Amputated iris rhizomes lie on neat little beds of paper towel squares as they dry off from their hydrogen peroxide disinfectant treatment.
The dreaded crown rot had attacked my favorite plants, due to the warm weather and ample rains last spring. A good half dozen of my iris varieties have succumbed to this often fatal disease.
The cure is drastic. Continue reading “Rescue the perishing”
Perhaps the fact that my father was a coal miner has sensitized me to the story out of Chile. Maybe my amateur explorations of undeveloped caves helps me feel for those men. Continue reading Certain Deliverance
“Now Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David; but Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted greatly in David. So Jonathan told David, saying, ‘My father Saul seeks to kill you. Therefore please be on your guard until morning, and stay in a secret place and hide'” Continue reading Can A Friend Remain Silent?
52 miles per hour doesn’t impress many people these days, unless that’s the speed of a large naval vessel. And that’s what the Associated Press now reports: A new class of warships are posting speeds of about 44-45 knots (52 mph). The best speeds previously have been about 35 knots. Continue reading Rapid Rescue