Category Archives: Seasons

Busy As A Bee






“Oh, where, oh where, is my keyboard?”–Apron Girl Summer seems busier than usual this year. A few less helping hands are around the yard; yet the chores remain faithful to the end, and unlike children they never leave. When I … Continue reading

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Soggy Flowers & Flaky Biscuits






What to do when day after day after day it keeps raining… Circling around narrow and crowded residential streets, Elizabeth and I finally located a parking space a mere block from our destination. Armed with an umbrella and my hood … Continue reading

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Spring’s Pause






Spring flowers were being coaxed out of hiding when an unexpected winter storm arrived in the Willamette Valley. Snowfall has been sporadic in recent years, but “old timers” have reminisced about hard winters in days-gone-by and the time they walked … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside






The pacific northwest is temperate throughout the year, being neither too hot or too cold. As a result, it is fairly effortless when it comes to maintaining my wardrobe. Fewer layers as it warms up; more layers as the mercury … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Glow






              My dear friend Alice, a prolific writer and educator, introduced me to a poetry style commonly used in elementary school when we were children. Thanks Alice, for all the great ideas!     … Continue reading

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