I knew it was there and I had always meant to go. Plans were made but, mother nature intervened each time with bouts of nasty weather. One time it even snowed! I couldn’t seem to make it to Bloedel Reserve, a botanical garden on Bainbridge Island. Another time I made plans to go there for my birthday. We… Continue reading Mirrors, Moss and Miniatures
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!”
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
We spent a really great weekend in Roslyn, WA celebrating my sister’s birthday. It was my first time there, but a favorite place of hers since she and her husband started dating 28 years ago. Thanks, Colleen, for inviting all of us to that special town tucked into the east side of the Cascades! When… Continue reading A Scenic Drive-By
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
…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…
The beach at night.