Nature’s cure: Now is the time to cultivate something good

The world has come to a standstill due to COVID-19, but there are ways to adjust to the turmoil in our lives. Somewhere I read in one of my old gardening magazines a quote by Minnie Aumonier, an 18th-century poet, “When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.” More… … Read More


Old New Mexico: Nature, art and history are key in Silver City

A town of about 10,000 residents, Silver City, New Mexico, is known as the gateway to wilderness because of its location next to Gila National Forest, which offers 3.3 million acres of history and peacefulness. This historic city was discovered by prospectors in 1870. What began as a single cabin grew to 80 buildings in… … Read More


Power of nature: Arches National Park offers endless beauty

With towering red rock formations, natural stone arches and 77,000 acres of land to explore, Arches National Park in Utah lives up to its name. The park is minutes from the city of Moab. Deciding what to see can be somewhat overwhelming as the crescent-shaped rocks seem to be everywhere. So far, there are 2,000… … Read More