Category: Garden

  • A post.

    Oh, how I’ve pined to blog lately. I compose fragmented posts in my mind until I’m called away to more pressing matters. It’s already 10:00, and my head cold is urging me to bed, but I must write at least something. Clear my head a bit. Here’s what’s on my mind- in no order: Countertop […]

  • Kruckeberg Botanical Garden

    We’ve been wanting to explore Shoreline’s Kruckeberg Botanical Garden since we moved here. Finally a few months ago we took advantage of a gorgeous day and headed over there after Joy School. We packed a picnic and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Because of another appointment we didn’t have as much time as we would have […]

  • "Last Child in the Woods."

    “Quality of life isn’t measured only by what we gain, but also by what we trade for it.” -Richard Louv “Last Child in the Woods” I’m reading Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods” and simply adoring it. It’s spurred so many thoughts and desires within me. One of the things it has helped me […]

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

    Today was as perfect a day as a day can be. In my previous post I mentioned I wanted to work on having more “family” time. Well check, check for me! Today fulfilled that desire in every way. It was near perfection: relaxed morning all together, walking in puddles with Scotter, wearing Anders in the […]

  • Wanna go for a walk?

    Today was a gorgeous, sunny, spring day. I went out to take a couple of photographs around the yard and then was enticed across the street, down the block, for a walk. Camera in tow, I decided to try to capture some of Spring’s beauty in its abundance. Seattle is a gorgeous place to live, […]

  • Cheers!

    I ran today. Only down the street and back, but I ran, and it felt great! Tom has been on call for the last week and he hasn’t got called in once! That means we’ve had “daddy” home all week- unexpectedly. It’s been amazing. I’m going to chalk that one up to grace. I bought […]

  • The Gardening Beast Arises!

    Can I just tell you, I’m so excited for spring! There are bunches of daffodils coming up all over my yard, as well as some hyacinth. The enormous rhododendron is budding. Primrose, cyclamen and a few other mystery plants are starting to present themselves. I’ve never seen my yard in spring and I can’t wait! […]

  • leaves, soccer, apples and costumes- it must be fall!

    Scotland’s hair has gotten what I like to call floppy and I just love it. It really needs a trim, but maybe I’ll just let it go for a few more weeks because I love this look on him. I’ve always thought Scotland was darling (That’s sort of my job!) But there have been several […]

  • Finding the hidden gems

    One of the real treats of moving to a new place is how often you discover little gems in everyday life. This morning Scotland and I walked up and over the hill by our house to the playground. We enjoyed running around on the outdoor basketball courts, climbing through the “spider web” and imagining up […]

  • I'm just a toddler in the realm of the Eternities

    Feeding pigeons, squirrels, and blue jays. Yesterday afternoon, I had one of the most lovely afternoons I’ve had in a long time. I went over to a woman’s home from my church who had mentioned she had some strawberry plants and gladiolus bulbs that I could have. I figured I would be there fifteen minutes, […]