Category Archives: nature

Summer Solstice

The first day of summer dawns hot and dry; not like it used to here in the moderate Pacific Northwest of my youth. The air outside is stifling, so I stay indoors listening to the hum of the fan and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Nodding Onion

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Bugs on Blooms

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Flower Portraits

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Spring Harvest

As my native habitat garden takes shape, I’ve been drawn to it almost daily. In the wet fall I checked for problematic standing water at the base of the young crabapple tree and marveled at the resilience of rain-battered kinnikinnick. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Pacific ninebark

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Poppies

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Blue Sky

The morning is spent, and me with it. Hours of pulling weeds, spreading wood chips, planning which shrubs to transplant where… Some call it gardening. It’s blatant manipulation, really; rearranging earth’s flora to satisfy human aesthetic. From my chair on … Continue reading

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Some magnets don’t stick

Back in November of 2018, I discovered the joys of magnet poetry, and this website that facilitates playing (poeming?) online. I have a vague recollection that I was so excited, I committed to writing a magnet poem at least once … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Large-leaved Lupine

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