Tag: Life

Ordinary Days after Oahu

Some of you asked that I bring back the sunshine from Hawaii and I obliged – at least in the Pacific Northwest. When we left for Oahu last week, the skies over Seattle had been gray for weeks on end, the rain unceasing and…

Life and Maintenance in the December Garden

While the rest of the country has been hammered by winter, here in the Great Northwest I’m still working in the fall garden.  Nothing major of course,  just the ordinary maintenance that life requires. Our home is surrounded by evergreen trees – mostly Douglas-Firs…

From O the Joy! to Dismal Nitch

Dismal Nitch –  could any place name be more apropos? After a long and arduous journey across the North American continent,  Lewis and Clark were finally nearing their destination, the Pacific Ocean.  They had left St. Louis on May 14, 1804,  and on November…

Berry Picking with Mom

Good name for a poem –  if only I had the eloquence. Regardless, today I had the privilege of going berry picking with my mom. Privilege I say because she’s 89 years old and not everyone is so lucky. Actually it was her idea….

Another Tale of Tiger and Benji

This morning I went outside to have my coffee by the stream and some quiet time alone. It wasn’t long before Tiger emerged from hiding and approached me where I sat. Although he’s not a lap cat,  I knew he wanted to jump up…

A Tangle of Life at Nolte

“Blue skies ahead,” my eternally optimistic husband said. “Let’s go out for a walk.” “Are you sure?” I replied. “It’s pouring down rain.” Still we made the drive to Black Diamond for lunch and waited for the rain to slow. When it did we…

Some words I don’t use

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
LOL.  No, don’t use it.  I envy people who do. So convenient and concise. But it’s not for me. I tried it once and felt like an imposter. Haha, no problem.  Heehee, occasionally.  LOL? Lol? …

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