Locked We have waited. Fall happened, the leaves fell and the days became dark. Then came winter with its chills and more time tucked inside. Why is it we always think of spring in the middle of winter? One nice day and everyone starts talking. The first sign of spring. Is cabin fever so bad by then… Continue reading Spring Loaded
Part 1: Thunder and Bolts Thursday was a particularly humid day. Even as I worked in the shade, the sweat and discomfort wouldn’t leave me alone. Who am I to complain on such a beautiful day! I finished with work and headed home. I was taking the next day off, so, off I drove toward my… Continue reading Lightning Strikes, Thunder rolls…..
While tripping down a woodland lane a whisper of spring I tried to explain. In the green shade a flower brings its own light. After this long cold winter a much needed sight. Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest and not a moment too soon. Sure we’re still having stormy days but,… Continue reading Tra, La, La, La…Trillium!
There was a week of nice weather sometime around mid-February. The seed racks began to fill up at The Co-op and I started to feel ansy as my schedule got too busy to answer the call coming from my vegetable garden. Could it be waking up from its winter slumber or was it just my… Continue reading Peas Take a Bow
There is nothing wrong with the glass on your screen. Do not attempt to adjust the image. For the most part, we experience our gardens as pictures seen through the windows, the eyes of the house. It’s easy, as a gardener, to forget this because we spend so much time in gardens. We forget about the interior perspective! We… Continue reading Looking Through Glass
A peach tree pruned. On the winter days that aren’t too frozen or wet you can generally find me up a ladder cutting away on the trees. Here in the Pacific Northwest I like to start pruning deciduous trees in January. This way [when they wake up] a lot of their growth will be in… Continue reading The Cut Above
….but it just won’t work. I’ve recently had a few emails followers ask me about not being able to “like” or comment on my blog. David’s been telling me that from the beginning. I thought it was because we use the same computer that it wasn’t let him comment and was instead trying to make… Continue reading You can try to like again….