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

Pathways: A Garden Divided “Part One”

What do you picture in your mind when I write the word ‘garden’? It’s different for everyone. There are those who think of endless beds, full of flowers that are always in bloom. Maybe it’s having plants that surround your house without a lawn in sight. Is it what you grow in containers on a… Continue reading Pathways: A Garden Divided “Part One”

The Good Shit

It was a late start; April instead of February. My work and the rain have made it difficult for me to get to into my own garden. If you read my last veggie post (Can You) Dig It , we left off with me planting a winter garden instead of a cover crop.  The spinach,… Continue reading The Good Shit