Monthly Archives: February 2018

More Fluff

Yesterday’s light snow was melted and gone by the time we went to bed. But this morning, a thick fluff blanketed everything. The ducks glide through the snow effortlessly, or so it seems. Down along the snowy lane, a brave … Continue reading

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Winter Claws Back

Winter clawed back this week. Yesterday morning was the coldest of this season. Though the bright sunshine of yesterday melted away almost all of the snow, today snow flakes are again falling, drifting, flying about. With the ground frozen hard, … Continue reading

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The Excitement is Palpable

Packets of cabbage seed arrive, more than 1,800 seeds according to the description on the backs of the packages, and the excitement is palpable. My fingers can hardly wait to start planting. Here is a vegetable with substance. Humankind would … Continue reading

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World’s Best Egg Run

It’s Thursday and time to deliver eggs to Tweets Café in Edison. The five mile run into Edison must rank as one of the world’s best egg runs. The road winds through woodland, blueberry fields, flanked by the Chuckanut Mountains. … Continue reading

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More Research Required

Blue skies and sunshine give a reason for the cherry blossom buds to plumpen. Another month and they will be on the verge of opening. Early March is when they usually open. Last year was a cold spring and they … Continue reading

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Hoop De Doo

The morning started without a cloud in the sky. There are places where a cloudless morning doesn’t even register as anything out of the ordinary, but here it is something you write home about. I’m old enough to remember when … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

The stinging nettles are up. Spring has sprung. Once the stinging nettles have pushed out of the ground, there is no going back to winter’s sadness. The day lilies are up, and flower bulbs are ready to pop all over. … Continue reading

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