Category Archives: Gardening

Out Here in the Country

“…the people who live there have to give an opinion once a week or once a day, or else Mr. Mammon would soon cut off their food. But out here in the country you can walk all day and all … Continue reading

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I stopped in at Klein Nursery on my way home last week to pick up 4 more blueberry plants and a purple lilac. The owners sound German or Dutch and love what they do. As she hefted a shrub from … Continue reading

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Family and Friends

Summertime is perfect for gathering with loved ones and so we took advantage of time with visiting family for a few photo ops. Kids and grandparents are the perfect subject matter. And so are good friends! Happy Summer!

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A Rare Specimen

While vacationing on Oahu a few years ago, my husband and I picked up a trail book at Barnes and Noble because we wanted a closer look at the volcanic wild. The book suggested a trailhead in an upscale subdivision … Continue reading

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I’ve been in the Sinai desert twice in my lifetime. The first was in spring of 1979. It was a pilgrimage of sorts where I and 2 friends camped on the beach of the Red Sea. We worked hard at … Continue reading

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The thing about going home is that it’s just so normal and ordinary that we don’t think to take photos on our way there. Perhaps a plane shot over the left wing with Mount Baker in the distance glowing white … Continue reading

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On the Topic of Food

I may have mentioned this in an earlier post, but in case I haven’t — a necessary aspect to travel and key to experiencing foreign culture is eating in it. Robert Farrar Capon in his book, The Supper of the … Continue reading

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Pure Joy

I want you to pause for just a moment and recall something or someone that brings you pure joy. What’s the criteria that makes for pure joy? Relationships are complicated, aren’t they? People come with the incredible mark of the Creator … Continue reading

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Summer Sweetness

I admit to blog saturation after our Middle East trip but life has gone on in spite of my lack of reporting. Here are a few of summer’s highlights: A trip to Pender Island to hang out with you-know-who! A … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

After a 10 hour flight from Frankfurt to Vancouver we prepared for a 4 hour wait before the 10 minute flight to Nanaimo. There just happened to be a connection within 45 minutes so we hussled, paid a small sum, and made … Continue reading

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