Objects of My Affection

My apologies to California, but the Pacific Northwest is being blessed with another gully washer. Bedazzled with raindrop cabochons that...more

Spring in My Step: Putting Hibernation to Bed

Fresh start: honeycomb, pea vines, and a little luck… The...more

A Sweet Story of Finding Home

This winter, I am suffering from (dare I say) Blogger’s Block, where my eyes stare at the...more

An Easy Way to Repot Plants

Out in the greenhouse, I found many of my cuttings were already needing to be repotted into larger pots. Apparently a...more

Growing Carrots in a Container

I usually stay away from gimmicky gardening tips, the ones fraught with the requisite hoop-jumping to pick...more

Knitting Up an Awesome Bulldog

I like surprises,...more

The Twelve Days of Christmas Vashon Island Style

While The Twelve Days of Christmas is not my favorite Christmas carol, I think I could embrace it more wholeheartedly if the song...more

Christmas Lights, Madrona Trees, and a Cordless Phone

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to install flood lights at the base of my century-old madrona trees. The underlit behemoths put on quite a show. In the...more

Goldilocks and the One Bearish Bulldog

Someone’s Sitting in My Chair… Boz and Gracie, my beloved bullies, are never short of entertaining antics. ...more

Little Truck, Big Life

In 1998, I bought my little gray Mazda truck with a 150,000 miles on it for $1500....more