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Snapdragon Bakery: Easing Into Saturday

Buddy's knows which side his croissant is buttered...

Taylor’s Pink Perfection: Camellia or Lipstick Color?

Nature doles out some amazing colors. When my Taylor's Pink Perfection camellia began to bloom for the first time, I found its...

Spring Joy in a Daffodil’s Nod

Spring seemed to takes its own sweet time this year; arriving late, leaving early, hopscotching around the Pacific Northwest in quick visits...
blooming crocus

Vashon Snow: After the Storm(s)

Like much of the country this winter, the Pacific Northwest succumbed mightily to the whims of wild weather. Our February, the coldest...

At Home in a Snowglobe

Snow comes and goes in the Pacific Northwest, but it usually prevails at higher elevations, and leaves the shores of Puget Sound...

Hand Pies: From the Bottom of My Flakey Heart

Few symbols capture my heart like the heart. There’s no gray area here, no mistaken intent. Whether rendered in a doodle, decal,...

Sharon’s Bread-and-Butter Pickle Recipe (With Tommy Spice)

I love bread-and-butter pickles: not too sweet; not too sour; can stand on their own; and can dress up any sandwich worth its weight...

Christmas Time Is Here

Merry Christmas Friends and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Buddy and I have been plugging away here on the farm, tending to daily duties...

To the Everyday Heroes

One of the benefits of sporting a roadmap of wrinkles, carting around a bone bag of stiff joints, and having a fond memory of...

Summer Days on Vashon Island

My favorite season (I say that about the other three, too) is now greeting me with darkness when I roll out of bed around...