“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

Into the Outside

The rain seems to be following me. Gardenkeeping is away from Port Townsend, but not away from the soggy skies. I’ve gone off to one my favorite places, the Bay Area in Northern California. I flew out on one of the first nice days in Seattle thinking it was a good start for a vacation,… Continue reading Into the Outside

Hold your tongue…

…and repeat after me, “Apples!” For those of you with kids you’re probably already having this kind of fun. It’s autumn and the kids have gone back to school. The rest of us can probably remember some of the sing-song word games from our playground days. Sally had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell,… Continue reading Hold your tongue…