The Beauty in a Berry

The Florida native shrub known as American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), is beautiful on so many levels. It’s easy to find in our state parks, look for the wild and brilliant berry spires that ripen from green to purple from mid summer to early winter. The really beautiful reason why the berries ripen slowly along the branch that way is … More The Beauty in a Berry

Thoughts: On Beauty, Pollinators and Wildflowers

Wildflower garden. Photo credit: Fran Palmeri This morning I was listening to Krista Tippett interview the poet and philosopher John O’Donohue, on her show called On Being. Tippett begins the podcast by defining what she thinks beauty is as inspired by O’Donohue, “I’ve taken his definition as my own, for naming beauty in all its … More Thoughts: On Beauty, Pollinators and Wildflowers