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

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”

Spring-a-Ding-Ding!

•Ding!• A bell tolls for spring We’ve been stuck in a rain cycle for a while now. This week’s forecast was for rain every day, so I was prepared for another rough one. I’m use to the rain routine at work; get on my rain gear, keep tools tucked away and then spray mud off… Continue reading Spring-a-Ding-Ding!

A Thousand Words

It’s not that there’s nothing to say or even that there’s not much going on. It’s just that life has gotten a little unpredictable….starting with the holidays. We had a white Christmas, which is unusual for Port Townsend. The odds of it snowing here on Christmas morning are about 7%. The last time that happened… Continue reading A Thousand Words

Leaf Me Alone

A place to relax and play A lawn, unlike most areas of the garden, is a good outdoor space for people to be. With that said, I mostly don’t care about lawns and whether they’re perfectly manicured or weed free and green. I just don’t want to give much of my brain space over to “the perfect lawn”. Part of… Continue reading Leaf Me Alone

A Minute on the Pineapple Express

First of all there is rain… …lots of rain. Then come the warm winds. I’ve spent the last two days working through these meteorlogical conditions raking leaves…. ….lots of leaves. According to Wikipedia, the Pineapple Express is an atmospheric river that extends from the Hawaiian islands to anywhere along the Pacific coast of North America. … Continue reading A Minute on the Pineapple Express