Book Review – The Collector by Jack Nisbet

Have you ever had a book you’ve waited years to read? This is mine.  I remember seeing it at Borders Bookstore when it first came out in 2010.  I picked it up, read the back, and flipped through the pages.  It was in the Northwest Natural History section, right by the front of the store.  Near Wheedle on the Needle and Plants of the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading Book Review – The Collector by Jack Nisbet

Remembering My Dad

On October 18, 2013 my dad passed away. It’s been difficult to think about ‘normal’ life when suddenly my life is completely different.  I still work and sleep and shop for groceries, but something is missing.  Someone who has been with me from the very beginning.  I feel like a perennial that’s been divided, part of me is gone.  But I can tell I’m still … Continue reading Remembering My Dad

Bald Cypress—The Theory on Knees

This summer, while wandering through the beautiful VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver, British Columbia, I saw the remarkable bald cypress, complete with knees.   I had written a short post on Deciduous Conifers previously, and had always wanted to see this tree, and especially those knees!  There are theories swirling all around about the purpose of the knees.  Could these projections of the roots act as a support and … Continue reading Bald Cypress—The Theory on Knees

Book Review—A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the … Continue reading Book Review—A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Twelfth Day of Christmas—Big, Bold Plants

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve drummers drumming.  When I hear drums I think of big and bold plants.  Plants with a rhythm and repetition.  Plants that present themselves as poetry. Fearless One two three four Growing plants I can’t ignore Of such great size I lift my eyes Branches that reach Leaves that breach Over the ocean … Continue reading The Twelfth Day of Christmas—Big, Bold Plants