Mourning Doves for a Difficult Moment

Hey Internet, it’s been a moment, but I felt like I needed to reawaken this outlet and share some of what’s been going on in my neck of the woods.

The last time I posted something here was in October and it’s just bizarre how much everything – the whole world – has changed since then. Being in NYC, we are grappling with how the Coronavirus has affected our city, our community, and our neighbors. It has been overwhelming and sad, and I, like everyone else, am so grateful to all the brave medical professionals who continue to go out every day and help those affected by this terrible virus. There isn’t really anything I can write that comes close to expressing everything I am thinking, feeling, wishing… I guess all I can say is that I hope you and your loved ones are safe. This is a strange time and one we need to work through together, even though we have to do our best to stay apart. Continue reading Mourning Doves for a Difficult Moment

Tips for a Plastic Free Halloween

As someone who is new to living a zero-waste life, Halloween is kind of a daunting holiday. Between the one-time use costumes, cheap decor, and individually plastic-wrapped candies, there is plenty of potential waste in celebrating All Hallows Eve. But I still love finding ways to celebrate the season, so this year, I made an effort to enjoy the holiday using only natural or re-usable items I already had on hand.

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Recreate this Fresh Fern Fragrance

I am mildly obsessed with Standard Wax’s Green Thumb fragrance. I first stumbled upon it at a Greenpoint local plant shop I adore called Tend. As soon as one enters this lush plant shop, you’re hit with this fresh scent reminiscent of ferns, soil, moss, and grass. It’s like entering an Eden and it’s heavenly!

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Springtime Folly

Hi Friends! I’ve been quiet over here in large part to being simply swamped with work and my work has been mostly focused on spring. Everyone’s favorite season was the focus of a big project I worked on that just wrapped up earlier this week and, in the midst of creating web and social content to complement and promote this event, I actually learned quite a bit about the signifiers of spring, how climate change is affecting the season and how interconnected plants, pollinators, and other animals are to this time of year.

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A Little Experiment

This blog is going to be a little experiment. I have launched and maintained various blogs over the years, but my enthusiasm for each has inevitably fizzled out. I’ve tried writing about the performing arts, classic film, decor, and crafting – all interests of mine that I generally feel comfortable in my knowledge and experience.

A Charmed Nature is not going to be quite like the others.

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