Cool Weather’s Coming Soon

Cold air’s started to creep in in the mornings, and people seem to respond accordingly by folding themselves back into the dresser with the summer sheets.  The goldenrod’s begun to crop up in thick swathes, pushing up the thoughts of what it means to leave Buffalo and regard home in past tense. And the Sassafras,…

September for the Sycamores

    This morning the sycamores are peeling back their bark and revealing a dull white skin.  Above, their iron arms are stretched out with thousands of pallid green and scorched-tip leaves holding on. The foliage is still thick, and I can only see glimpses of the sun from the ground. Little by little, however,…

Tips for Drying Goldenrod

    Tips for Drying Goldenrod By Karen Guenther-Attea 1. Wake up, Pray 2. Clip your flowers midday after the dew has dried off. On a windy day, I suppose it doesn’t matter. 3. The boughs don’t need to be too tight, oh but that is too tight. Well, maybe it will be okay. 4….