October Squares | Day Fourteen

This month Becky (the Queen of Squares) has challenged us to find lines. In Squares naturally. That is the only proper ‘rule’. I have been dipping into the archives for this one, as well as finding local lines.

Longitude and Latitude

In partnership with the Natural History Museum, the Cool Globes San Diego exhibit was displayed in and around Balboa Park, the San Diego Port, Seaport Village and the Embarcadero Marina Park from October 2008-March 2009.  Various artists created globes about Climate Change.

Artist: Nina Weiss ‘Tall Grass’

“Converting traditional lawn into prairie is an attractive landscaping solution that significantly reduces household energy consumption; there is no need to mow, irrigate, or apply petroleum-based fertilisers. As leaves release oxygen into the air, dense root systems of prairie capture carbon, a phenomenon known as “carbon sequestration” that mitigates global warming…

Doesn’t that make you want to stop mowing and start growing?”

October Squares | Day 14

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

25 thoughts on “October Squares | Day Fourteen”

  1. growing rather than mowing sounds an excellent plan to me . . . . . and very impressed you have found both longitude and latitude lines today 🙂

  2. Yes, it makes me want to stop mowing. 🙂
    The constant rain has already done that job for me though. No chance of mowing until it stops.
    Nice ‘lines’ choice today, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. I don’t mow very often so my lawn is full of daisies, dandelions, clover and now some self-heal and I am sure the yarrow is trying to take root too. Like you although it needs mowing it won’t be done any time soon, even though yesterday was dry the grass most certainly wasn’t.

  3. Now this is just the thing, restoring grasslands. Allan Savory, vintage African ecologist has been working on just these lines, showing that you need to emulate wild herbivore movements (driven by predators i.e. condense stock in large tight herds and keep shifting them – the dunging, trampling and moving on seqence restores the grass. There’s a great TED talk here:

  4. While I was traveling around the Great Plains in September, I saw an agricultural channel on television that touted converting farmland to grassland, or prairie land, because it stops erosion and another reason which now eludes me! Great idea, for sure. My son is a big proponent of this as well. 🙂

  5. When we had our house from 1991 to 2012, we had taken out both lawns and installed plant materials.

  6. Now that we don’t have the neighbourhood kids using our lawn as a football or cricket pitch, it would make sense to get rid of it. And T and I both hanker after wildflowers, more garden beds and more trees!!!

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