Posts Tagged ‘Problems’

In which The Gay Recluse watches weather fronts. Yesterday when we woke up, it was freezing rain; but suddenly in the afternoon, the front lifted. Within minutes, the sky was bright. As we observed this, our thoughts also began to seem less muddled; we could breathe easier. No problem was insurmountable! Little did we know […]


In which The Gay Recluse loves ferns. Sometimes it seems that ferns are seriously underrated. Which is kind of odd, considering they almost always look great! We recommend getting rid of your lawn and replacing it with ferns and birch trees. If everyone did this it would obviously solve most of the world’s problems. Here’s […]


In which The Gay Recluse becomes increasingly obsessed with trees. We were waiting a long time for the copper beech (Fagus sylvatica “Dawyck Purple”) to open this spring. We had only planted it last year so didn’t know what to expect. We were worried when everything else was in bloom and the beech showed no […]