NOBODY TUCKED ME IN THE SHED, but even so, I’m starting to get bored like the gnome in doodler Andre Jordan‘s cartoon. It’s mostly neither here-nor-there weather so far locally, not winter but not fall, either. What we all need is a good chill period. Bring it on; let’s gets some proper, deep sleep so we can wake up in the coming spring all full of stored-up energy and ready to really blossom.
andre jordan doodles
Cartoons and garden humor from British-born doodler and daydreamer Andre Jordan of A Beautiful Revolution [dot] com, who's now transplanted to America, created exclusively for A Way to Garden.
I’M PRETTY SURE I CAN pack enough summer into jars to get me through the dark days, or at least I’m trying. What’s your tactic for pretending the days aren’t getting shorter fast? (Thanks to dear Andre Jordan for his wealth of garden doodles.)
THEY’RE LEAVING (OR COMING BACK) in increasing numbers these days. The birds, I mean. Some species that don’t bother with me in summer but hope I’ll put out the feeder come fall are already nosing around; some (like the ruby-throated hummingbirds) are already en route south. Arrivederci, baby! Early fall, with prime planting time still ahead, is a good moment to think about making a bird-friendly garden–or for fine-tuning the one you’ve already begun. Let’s recap of the plants and the best practices for making a garden for the birds, and don’t forget to reduce glare on key windows to prevent window strikes. (Thanks to doodler Andre Jordan for the rendering of the Black-Capped Fatso Birds, a rare local species.)
I MEANT TO RUN THIS ONE during the recent Olympics, but the post-Games disqualifications of medalists for doping make it timely now, too. Perhaps instead of shooting up on metenolone (a.k.a. Primobolan), the disgraced Belarusian shot-putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk should have eaten her carrots? Thanks, Andre Jordan, for the timely commentary.
THAT DOODLER FRIEND of ours, Andre Jordan, is so philosophical sometimes (when he’s not being passive-aggressive in one of his naughtier doodles, I mean–you know how wide his range of styles is, right?). But in a harsh year as many of you have experienced this growing season, I think it’s important to remember the sentiment in this Andre masterpiece–and it isn’t a bad reflection for everyday life trials, either. Dig deeper; the goodness is there.