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Vashon Living

Snapshot: My Favorite Face of Summer

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“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered...

Lavender Sisters Harvest Some Fine Friendships

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Meet the Lavender SistersRelated in spirit: Lavender Sisters Katy Jo, Merrilee, and Dana cultivate magic. If Vashon Island ever needed a trio of fairy godmothers,...

A Front Porch Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July crept in this morning under a layer of clouds thin enough to be dismissed by an eager sunrise. While the...

Pizza Pizza: Helping Karen Kickstart Her Dream

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Karen and some stylin' chicks Dreams, like pizza, come in all shapes and sizes; some are spicy, others mild, some large, others bite-size. My dear...

Jonny Awesome and His Truck of Trees

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Jon can do anything, a pronouncement I believe wholeheartedly. During a recent house project requiring his help, Jon or Jonny Awesome as I liked...

Shining Light on Winter’s Darkest Day

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Winter Solstice: Let there be light. (Photo: Frank Charron) In the Pacific Northwest, light is a cherish commodity, a gift where gray skies are the norm...

When Christmas Came to Vashon Island

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The old place bedazzled by swags of C-9s. I was revisiting some of my past Christmas posts, and stumbled upon the one that follows. While...

The Bargain I Didn’t Bag

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Bye, bye, Mr Bargain Hunt Guy, drove my pickup to the thrift store but the bargains weren't nigh. And silver hair grannies were drinking...

The Spirit of Christmas Drove a Pickup Truck

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As Christmas time nears, I like to retell this story, a simple post  about my new home (at the time), new friends, and the...

Summer Photos: A Gallery of Firsts

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Utah Giant cherry: first of the season, first for the tree While the rest of the country smolders under the debilitating heat of summer, the...