Tag: Vashon Island

Life Lessons From the Month of July

Life Lessons From the Month of July

As an admirer of Joseph Campbell, I’ve always loved an axiom he shared in one of his early essays, “Why would you fish for a minnow, when you stand on whale?” Ah Mr. Campbell, so true, so true; and that is why I try to […]

Good Morning, Fourth of July!

Good Morning, Fourth of July!

Awaiting the arrival of the mini-hydroplanes, I’m on the porch with Boz. It’s 5:28 a.m. and while I can’t see the little waterborne wasps, I can hear the drone of their approach with increasing intensity. Wrapped in a self-fashioned cocoon of sheets, comforters and pillows, Gracie has […]

5 Things I Learned This Week: Entry 1

5 Things I Learned This Week: Entry 1

Lesson 1: Early mornings can be magical. The clock reveals an early hour, and yet I feel rested. Birds court through song. Boz snores deeply and with conviction under the sole ray of sunshine gracing the porch. The modern world awakes; sounds of approaching cars wane within seconds, the […]

Love From Scratch: Adam, Megan and Snapdragon Bakery

Love From Scratch: Adam, Megan and Snapdragon Bakery

A short walk down the road from me, in a house just as charming as its residents, Megan and Adam live a love story that I never tire of witnessing, basking in or admiring. As you pass through a cave of lofty conifers toward the front gate, […]

Vashon Island Farm Stands: Take Your Pick!

Vashon Island Farm Stands: Take Your Pick!

Good Food Is Easy to Find At one time Vashon Island, Washington was the fruit and berry basket of Puget Sound. In fact, our biggest summer party, the Strawberry Festival, was established in 1909 to celebrate the harvest and export of 120,000 crates of island strawberries. […]

60 Second Film Festival: Magic by the Minute

60 Second Film Festival: Magic by the Minute

My entry to the 60 Second Film Festival: Green-Bean-Eating Bulldogs* There’s a song I often listen to, one where the melody soothes and the lyrics lead me to a few daydreams and thoughtful escapes. Ideas Are Like Stars, written and performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter, explores ideas and the wonder of the mind’s […]

May Day at My House

May Day at My House

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 […]

Sunshine Pays a Visit to Vashon

Sunshine Pays a Visit to Vashon

A few days ago, the Pacific delivered a day of delights and a much needed reprieve from the rain. Mt. Rainier stood out across the Sound like a grand back-drop presiding over a lofty opera: so surreal and stunning, I half expected to see brush strokes and stage […]

Birdseye View Over Vashon Island

Birdseye View Over Vashon Island

I hope to never take for granted the beauty around me and the natural settings, beaches, coves, lagoons, forests and shorelines that make Vashon Island special, but should I falter a time or two, all I have to do is take a look at this […]

Pam Ingalls Painted My Kitchen (and the Way Home)

Pam Ingalls Painted My Kitchen (and the Way Home)

Paintings by Pam Ingalls The first Friday of each month marks Gallery Cruise on Vashon, where local businesses open their doors and donate their walls to showcase works by island artists. One such artist, Pam Ingalls enjoys rock-star status for her award-winning paintings. Her work has […]