Amber Pixie

Getting in gear

Things here in the mountains of Carolina are white and serene. The blowing, quiet snow is giving way to the sun, and the wind is...

October marches in…

Cold and windy, dark and ominous, October is marching in, leaving muddy tracks on my carpet to mix with the windblown leaves. I've been away...

Learning about Native Appalachian Plants and Herbs

Amber by Modern Scribe Photography Howdy, everyone...I hope Spring's been keeping you as joyfully busy as it's been keeping me! Between...

Let’s Talk About: Peppermint

If you want something quick and easy to grow that will spread like wildfire and provide you with a bounty of uses, might I suggest...

Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper : NPR

Have you ever seen such a lovely thing? The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee uses flower petals for nest building! These bee homes are simply gorgeous! I wish...

Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies

Gingerbread, gingersnaps, pickled ginger, candied ginger, powdered ginger, fresh sliced ginger, ginger ale, ginger gum... I just can't get enough of ginger!  He is one...

Mid-April Gardening Update

Well, it's been a beautiful couple of days here in Western North Carolina. The sun has been warm, and the breeze cool - the perfect...

I Love Spring!! An April To-Do List

April is here, and the Pisgah Forest is verdant and buzzing with life. The grass is growing, the earth is warming, and the mockingbirds and...

Earth in her Self-cleaning Cycle

The moon is waxing, closer now to full... There are daffodils swaying on the hillside, and lilies of some sort poking their green lances up...

Catfish, this ones’ for you.

Catfish & Catfish Jr. Paul Russell Canon, aka Catfish, was a really awesome guy. I should know - he is my...

Pixie’s Pocket Spotlight: Cocoa Honey

2017 update: I have not made this honey to sell in a long time, but if you want some, I suggest you visit the Asheville...

Appalachian Spring: Plant Identification 1 (Solved)

Alright, so I am currently habitating in and about Enka-Candler, NC on the edges of the Pisgah Forest. It's a beautiful place, and I am...

Oh, March…you are going to be busy!

Modern Scribe Photography So far, March has been a damn sight better than February! Now, mind you, we woke on Tuesday...

Making Suet – a recipe for your feathered friends!

*shiver* It's cold, outside. I can feel it leeching through both of the double-paned windows and clinging to my joints...pooling like a fog on the...

Stopping the Moment – Modern Scribe Photography

  I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to someone who's been a friend to me for many years. Sarah Thomas of Modern...