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June 2016

Summer is always busy, and this June was no exception.  In addition to the usual shop work, teaching and writing, there are all the outside chores: the lawn, the garden, pruning and planting.  292 more words

The Color Purple

In spring the go-to colors are pastels, and the foliage garden certainly has its share of baby blues and soft yellows. However, they often share the garden space with deep, grown-up purple, which contrasts richly with the softer hues. 919 more words


This Suffering Tree Reminds Me of My Friend

The people who help me find my courage are not the ones who swoop in to save the day. They’re the ones who sit with me in the fear puddle and hold my hand while my knees shake. 465 more words

Positive Attitudes

Our Winter Storm Olympia and Miss Raider

They called it Winter Storm Olympia and Miss Raider didn’t mind it at all……almost.

It started the evening of February 15th. Huge flakes of snow quickly covering everything in sight. 385 more words