My daughter and I just returned from an invigorating early morning hike to Little Si. What did we see at the top? Manzanita, squirrels and fog. It was nice. Continue reading Manzanita on Little Si
I first discovered this plant in my front yard when I moved to Washington State. I watched it in the spring growing tall, yet not knowing it’s name. I saw it blossom light, bright purple, swaying in the wind. I really didn’t take notice however until the flowers fell and the seed pods opened. That’s when the fun began. The long seed capsules split and … Continue reading Native Bites: Fireweed
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UPDATE: MARCH 2020… In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve begun to see how misinformation and media hype can cause unnecessary panic… e.g. Stores are completely sold out of toilet paper! Photo credit: Sam Finney. From krcw.com. So, to ensure we don’t take ourselves too seriously, please consider the following 10 options if you missed out on… Continue reading 10 Things to Wipe Your Butt With in the Woods
Our power finally came on after 15 hours. This week has been beautiful, wintry and white. But then the power went out today and the party came to a rapid close. No more hot chocolate! No baking! No blogging! Snow was predicted this week, but not this ice storm. We were supposed to wake up to the sound of dripping, melting snow. Instead, it was pelting … Continue reading Ice Storm
Selling Christmas trees at the nursery is always fun, but lots of work. Lifting, pulling, tying, carrying and loading. We finally hoist that 8-9 foot bad boy up onto the very tall SUV, tie it down and what do we (women) receive? A smile and a thank you and a Merry Christmas as they drive away. The guys that tie down that tree, however, … Continue reading Why Won’t a Man Tip a Woman to Tie Down a Tree?