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Colors of Winter

From a grey winter day springs a hint of color.  Look around you, be surprised, joy is free to all.

         

While I Was Gardening . . .

Defiant in December: Flowers that Dare to Bloom on the Oregon Coast

Just a day or two before these pictures, much of Seaside awoke to a thick glaze of Jack Frost’s finest work. Yet, there were a few brave flowers to be found on the boardwalk. 196 more words

Sights to see soon, Seattle: SCHMITZ PRESERVE PARK

SCHMITZ PRESERVE PARK

(5551 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116)

It’s free to wander the trails of this wonderful city park in West Seattle. It is a patch of old growth forest. 96 more words

Sights To See In Seattle

Forager's Forecast

It was evident at last weekend’s Wild Edible Plants and Food Foraging class that berry season is upon us!  It has been an unusual harvest year with many wild foods appearing and ripening here much earlier than “normal.”  Here are just a few of the edible favorites that we gathered and enjoyed in the varied dishes gracing our table. 406 more words

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Ghostly

Ghostly white salal flowers. Had a relaxing walk through Lighthouse Park today, spotting Columbia lilies, starflower, coralroot, wild rose, and salmonberry along the way. Plus we saw several very vocal eagles, Anna’s hummingbirds, an Audubon’s warbler, noisy wrens, and a gorgeous Western tanager (a first!) – and a sea lion too :-) A pretty good haul for an hour and a half’s wanderings. 193 more words

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MIKE'S FAVORITE DRAGON- From Godfrey

This story was found, rolled up scrollish, in an old, water tight film canister, tucked in the niche of a driftwood log. I pieced the brittle scraps into a mosaic, and glued them to a cedar slab Godfrey had brought home, long ago for our beach sandal  and travel bag window display. 729 more words