Happy and blessed Solstice to all. The sun will be making its return journey north toward spring. Another seed catalog came in yesterday. I only skimmed through it. I will settle down with all of them, weed out the old versions and start making my list of seeds/plants I might like to try out this coming year. I will make my final list early January. Gardening never really stops--it just shifts gears from planning to planting to harvest to clean up.
I have been reading about the effects of deforestation for the last 30 years. Here is one I find interesting because I have also been reading about the drought in Brazil, the drought followed by flooding in Thailand and other such weather anomalies over the last decade or so.
Every time I think I have seen the absolute limit of selfish insanity some idiot ups the ante. Watching the TV news this morning and saw a report of asshole drivers who decided to evade the section of Lake Shore Drive (Chicago, for those who don't know) closed because of a fatal crash by crossing over to a parallel bike path. One mental giant (sarcasm, big time) was running without his headlights and came close to hitting joggers already on the path. Here is another interesting article on changing weather patterns. In the Bible Christ asks (Mark 8:36) "what profiteth a man if he gains the whole world but loseth his should?" I would amend it a bit to "what profits business if it extracts all possible resources but creates a world in which humans can't live."