Stranger in the Night

The day is done It’s time to go inside because it’s getting dark and cold. You’ve seen how the fading light can change a garden: those flowers that cheered you up in the daytime begin to look watchful, that tree you like to sit beneath becomes animated and the path that invited you in is… Continue reading Stranger in the Night

Rhubarb’s Many Happy Returns

It seems odd to write about rhubarb as summer draws to a close. Rhubarb is one of the first vegetables to be harvested in the spring.* It’s an herbaceous perennial that comes back to life from rhizomes every spring. The timing is perfect for it to be paired with another perennial favorite, strawberries! I can’t… Continue reading Rhubarb’s Many Happy Returns

Smoky and Blue

The Woods a Blaze There are wildfires burning throughout the western part of the United States. Here in Washington State there have been 470 fires in 2018 so far. I was surprised to find out that every year the fire season officially starts on April 15th with burn restrictions in place on all DNR-protected lands. It… Continue reading Smoky and Blue

The Maple Mysteries

“I think something really amazing just happen.” I said to myself as I walked through the door after a long day at work. I was shaking and feeling a little crazy after having a smile stuck on my face for the last 30 minutes. David wasn’t visible at first so I went looking for him.… Continue reading The Maple Mysteries

“Light…Wind…Action!”

The time is late July. The sun is heating up the land and the sea and, as it sits overhead, the directness of its rays reach down and hold you in place. If asked what you’re doing the answer better be, “Not much.” It’s obvious you’re not getting anything done today. Just admit it. Luckily,… Continue reading “Light…Wind…Action!”

This is How We Get In

How do you take a lovely family visit and make it into something that seems dark and unsure? You go for a walk in the woods! This last month my sisters and their families gathered at a house that is tucked back on Blue Mountain Road just off of Eaglemount. The last time we were… Continue reading This is How We Get In