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Veterans Day






For my children and grandchildren:               My dad, who was part of a selfless generation of men and women who valiantly paid the price for the precious freedom we have.      

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Sunny With Showers






Sunny with showers… Scattered showers… Rain with occasional sunbreaks… Heavy rain… For natives of the northwest, these somewhat humorous adjectives paint significantly different pictures. They may seem similar in that they uniformly describe what we fondly refer to as “liquid … Continue reading

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Fall Is Whispering






    Impatient leaves vacate their arboreal home… Floating softly to the earth they rustle ever-so-slightly while skipping across the yard… Nudged along by a balmy breeze on a lazy summer afternoon, they playfully jump and twirl over the dried-out … Continue reading

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Sunflowers






    “I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Harvesting Hydrangeas






With chilly mornings and cool evenings fall begins to hint at its imminent arrival. In anticipation of its entrance the hydrangeas will soon close their spectacular summer show, and are perfect for picking in order to dry nicely. As a … Continue reading

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Hydrangeas All Abloom






The hydrangeas are putting on a spectacular summer show. From now til fall, they display an ever changing parade of colors. White turning to a multi-shade coral, vivid pink becoming a deep burgandy, bright green fading to a lighter shade … Continue reading

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Blueberries are Burstin’ Forth






It’s that time of year again… the low sounding hum of honey bees as they dive in and around the bushes has stilled. The berries have begun to change from a bright green to a variegated sphere of green and … Continue reading

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