Farwest Show 2018

This month I had the opportunity to attend the Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon. Portland is an interesting place. One of the highlights is Powell’s Bookstore. It’s an amazing place devoted to books and people who love books. It takes up an entire city block and is several stories high. There are tables and shelves with staff picks and suggested reads. There are sections with … Continue reading Farwest Show 2018

I Beg Your Pardon, I Love My Rose Garden

This year I committed to really taking care of my roses. I weeded, watered well, added compost, added organic fertilizer regularly and monitored pests. It’s been a good year for roses. The first flush of blooms was in June and it was glorious. I felt like my friends who had been away all winter had returned for a summer party. I enjoyed their colors the … Continue reading I Beg Your Pardon, I Love My Rose Garden