Just finished reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Took long enough. I had to stop reading it during the holiday as it was bringing me down.
I have been a tree hugger since the 70's when my friend, Kay, gave me a subscription to Organic Gardening magazine. I try to preserve my little back yard from pesticides and insecticides. I love it when I see a lady bug or garden spider in the garden. Any help I can get from nature I love. I did try something for the Japanese beetles on my raspberry patch several years ago. The guilt I felt was overwhelming. Much more so when I learned this nasty crap I used hurt the honey bees. Gardening karma will get me.
Tomorrow I meet with my Master Gardener Book Club to discuss the book. It should be very interesting. Lot of great minds in this group of women.
My little paradise.