Tag Archive | summer

Everything’s Coming Up Peaches

  August is such a busy time of year! As I mention in some of my author bios, each year I pick and can 75-100 pounds of peaches. I eat the canned peaches during the winter as part of my breakfast. Though I come from a farm family and get a lot of my produce […]

Hello Again

October is here and I’m not really sure what happened to September, but there it is. How to begin and get back into the swing of blogging after too long away? Septemeber threw a lot my way in terms of roadblocks and hurdles, but most of them are resolved for now so it’s time to move […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We’re nearing the end of July and it’s time for the midsummer garden clean-up. I finally pulled out the peas, making room for other plants still in pots or for later plantings… The first round of raspberries is finished (mine produce twice a year), and I’ve finished picking clean two of my three blueberry bushes. […]

Not Feeling the #MondayMotivation

It’s been three weeks since I posted on the blog and I’m feeling the pressure from my boss…yes, me. I’m not particularly inspired. Normally by this time I could throw up some photos of my beautiful garden. Sigh. We’ve had cold, rainy weather and my garden is just starting to appear… My birthday came and […]

The Very Late, I’m So Sorry, Promised Sequel to Why We Love It Here

Yes, this is the overdue sequel to Why We Love It Here–a few shots from camping at a place called Alsea Falls Campground in northwestern Oregon.  It was our first time there, and just my husband and me in our tiny teardrop trailer.  It was hot at home and cold at the coast and this […]

Chasing Poems

Chasing Poems They’re everywhere, these poems in the scent of strawberries mingled with onions as we cruise down a country road. They’re written on the scraps of paper that litter my kitchen counter half-written recipes and nameless phone numbers. They’re in the trees and bushes of my neighbor’s yard just beyond sight calling out in […]

June, Front Porches, and Missing Martians

“Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”–Ray Bradbury  (Dandelion Wine) I picked up a copy of Dandelion Wine the day I heard Ray Bradbury died.  How fitting he should leave us on a day early in June. I love Fahrenheit 451, and read it every ten or fifteen years to see how many […]