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February 3, 2020

On the earth we live in, the elements that make up the ecosystems are closely connected to each other. Human is also part of the ecosystem.

Since the Industrial Revolution, the ecosystem has been increasingly destroyed by human so far. One part of the result is a disast...

January 31, 2020

 Aspen trees grow throughout the US West, usually at altitudes of 5000 feet or more. I grew up among the aspens that grew all around our family cabin near the Idaho/Wyoming border.They always seemed special to me for their distinctive, beautiful form and color and for...

January 29, 2020

We have a certified Pollinator Friendly yard. One of the requirements is to leave part of the property unmown. This is one of the first steps anyone can take to make it critter friendly.

We also eliminate pesticide and herbicide use, and choose native species to grow....

January 28, 2020

Author Elizabeth Lawrence said “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” This quote embodies for me the importance of bees in our natural world. They pollinate about 80% of our crops and are therefore crucial to our food security. I admire their highly organized so...

January 28, 2020

I love to take my camera on short walkabouts around our property.  We are in a woodsy area, and near a large pasture where there are horses, cows, donkeys and sometimes goats.  We also have many sandhill cranes strutting about.  I’ve gathered wonderful images of plants...

January 28, 2020

 Here’s my completed quilt for our Ecosystem prompt: California Buckeye. It’s one of the native plants around my house that has evolved perfectly for its ecosystem. If you want to read more about Aesculus californica, see my post here. Like my previous quilts, I create...

January 27, 2020

One of my joys as a child was watching ants. Whether just in the garden going about their frantic activity or in ant farms where I must admit, I was never very successful and they usually turned into ant cemeteries.

I thought I would base my Ecosystem quilt on the incre...

December 24, 2019

I have to say I am SO impressed and pleased with the work that is being created by Cloth in Common members.  Such variety and thoughtful responses to each prompt!  The last group of work - International community – was especially excellent.  Be sure to visit our websit...

December 17, 2019

The overarching theme in our two-year project is Community.  So far we’ve created quilts from the prompts Identity, Reflection and International.  Regina Marzlin gave us the fourth prompt—Ecosystems.  But then she goes on to explain:

For our next challenge I w...

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