I’m blessed to live where I do, and that realization is not lost on me (especially when I venture into big city Seattle). I’m not quite Jed Clampett (yet), but I find my happiest moments are often enjoyed simply sitting on my front or back porch watching nature’s floorshow in the company of two noble […]
May Day, May Day… The sun is rising with a gusto usually reserved for July, and I’m just about to take the last good swig of coffee before heading out to seize the day and the to-do list. But before I do the to-do’s, let me share a few pics from around the farm, a little photo array to celebrate the first […]
Bluebells steal the spring scene Every late April and early May my garden is flooded by a sea of bluebells. Strolling through the garden seems more like wading through a shallow blue pool. I typically go a bit bonkers over these blooms as they transform the landscape into a storybook setting of vivid color and […]
Beautiful backyard bluebells My back stoop covers just about enough space to provide resting and reading room for one husky guy and two beefy bulldogs (given the pups opt to hold court on the lower step). A maple mantled in moss shades our eyes and a feeble rail triumphs as shelving for a cup of cooling coffee and a couple Milk Bones. The […]
I thought the last line in Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind, a fitting title and tribute to the contrast in seasons as viewed from my back porch; in essence, what we have to enjoy, and what we have to look forward to in the coming months.
Bluebells in my backyard dreamscape Outside my backdoor in the shade of a gnarled friend, the bigleaf maple The first time I recall seeing a forest floor carpeted in bluebells was in the movie Howard’s End. In a dreamlike state, Vanessa Redgrave as Ruth Wilcox was drifting through a sea of blue flowers, consumed by the beauty of the moment. […]