I’m packing for my week in Santa Barbara. I checked the online weather report which says there will be some Seattle-style weather; rain and cool nights. So along with my comfy clothes and favorite sweater I’m bringing my rain jacket and a warm knit hat. A yellow pad & pen is tucked away in my […]
I couldn’t wait to leave my hometown when I was younger. As a teenager, I thought any place would be better than where I grew up. Know the feeling? Ha! Can I tell you how wrong I was? I mean, there are many places I’ve travelled to, lived in, longed to live in…but, over the […]
Last Saturday I was a judge at the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Pie Contest. This was the 28th year for the local festival and it was an honor to be a judge. For the contest, there were 19 pies entered. Here’ s a photo of the proud winners. I feel so lucky to have lived […]
It’s Spring… finally! Here are some photos I took today in my garden. Please enjoy!
You never know what is going to show up on your plate or in your pie pan for that matter. The last two months were very hard ones for me. Just when I thought my life was all figured out and neatly tucked away… it happened. The other shoe dropped. I lost the spot where […]
This is Melissa. She has a farm with a beautiful orchard. She grows apples… quince… hens for eggs… sheep for wool and meat… and all kinds of berries, plums and pears. Meeting Melissa this afternoon was an unexpected gift because more than anything… Melissa grows happiness!
As many weekends as I am able, I travel west three hours to my cottage on the Olympic Peninsula. It is a lovely and peaceful respite. When I arrived Friday evening, I was greeted by a forest of growing things in the garden, not all of them invited. The path leading up to the front […]