Tanara McCauley

Culturally Imagined Stories

Tag: gardening

  • Risky Embrace

    I saved a life today. Not intentionally, and not of the most precious variety, but a valuable life all the same: that of a fat, feisty lizard. He lives in my backyard. And our relationship is…uh…complicated. (A vague adjective, missing all the negative connotations applicable to our feeble ties, but I’ll go with it.) See, I […]

  • Green Thumb Blues

    8 weeks: Ooh look how it’s growing! 9 weeks: Wow that thing sprouted! 10 weeks: Is that what it’s supposed to look like? 11 weeks: Wait, which variety did I plant? 12 weeks: I hope that’s not a weed. 12 1/2 weeks: It better not be a weed. 12 1/2 weeks + 1 day + […]

  • Critters & Estrogen

    As a child everything was fair game: Gutting fish I’d caught with my dad, baiting hooks with worms, or catching and hooking large grasshoppers when worms weren’t available. Myth-sized spider? Step on it and keep moving. Wouldn’t even flinch. Sometime along the journey, however, I traded in my tomboy toughness for a generous helping of girlie-girl jitters. Now critters […]