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
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”
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
Tulips are one of the spring bulbs that came with my garden, but there were years when I wasn’t sure how I felt about them, the red ones that is. They had been planted along with the usual suspects: grape hyacinth and yellow daffodils. These three types of bulbs are sold as a package deal… Continue reading Oh Deer, Why So Many Tulips?
•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!
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