Vashon Living

Summer Snapshots: On the Porch, Around the Island

Early mornings reveal a waning moon, a sleepy sunrise, and the perfect porch to start a day on. Mount Rainier sneaks a peek (and a...
Pam Ingalls painting Phoebe

Portraits of Elders – People Who Inspire

Phoebe Last Friday, I attended an art opening  at the Blue Heron Gallery on Vashon Island: Portraits of Elders - People Who Inspire. While I'm...
David Austin rose Janet

The Kindness of Strangers 101

Mt Rainier and Point Robinson Lighthouse on a clear day. Have I mentioned I live on an island? Make no mistake, the little marker in...
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Ava’s Happily Au Naturel Easter Eggs

Nature has no rival when it comes to color and freshness. This week I discovered a little thank you gift on my back stoop rail:...

Cooking Up Community and Apple Pie

Partners in pie: Nancy sets the pace and the menu. I stand in awe, and slice, dice, bake, and serve where needed. Yesterday when my...

Shining a Little Light on the New Year

Hope for the New YearOne paper bag + a couple cups of sand + one lit candle = magic My brain seems to have been...

Orcas Offshore: Another Reason to Love Vashon Island

[youtube] You don't have to be a regular on my blog to quickly ascertain that I'm a fan of Vashon, regularly gushing over my...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Dine on Gratitude and Apple Pie

Thanksgiving Home A quick note to wish you and yours a day of abundance and gratitude, of pumpkin  pie and ladles of gravy, of warm...

Pumpkin Pie Judge: Best Job Ever!

Over the years (just like everyone else) I've had some jobs that didn't speak to my talents, verve or interest, but alas such detours...

A Banner Day for Phoebe

At my dear neighbor-turned-friend Phoebe's birthday party, I toasted her citing my good fortune to select a home within walking distance of hers. Had...