Monthly Archives: March 2019

What’s in a Face?

Delivering eggs, bread, and tofu gives me a chance to enjoy the daffodil fields in full bloom. Daffodil and tulip fields in full bloom make up for all the gloomy Skagit Valley weather. What’s in a face? It is said … Continue reading

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In a Perfect World

Sometimes you can’t be any happier. With our long, cold spell, I had no expectations of seeing any cherry blossoms when I went to see how the cherry buds were faring. I was sure it would be April before they … Continue reading

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Buzz Is in the Air

At long last, the plum blossoms are open. The cold February and early March put a damper on spring, but no more. In the garden the bees are awake, digging out of their dens, and buzzing about. If they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Summer at Last

Yesterday I was celebrating the final arrival of spring. Today it is summer. How did that happen? A brilliant Oreas Anglewing (Polygonia oreas) spread its wing on the birch in front of the house. The sweet daphne opened their blossoms, … Continue reading

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Spring at Last

A few days ago little patches of snow remained in the shadows. Today they are all gone. Late January daffodil buds which went dormant with February snows are in bloom now, as is the first plum blossom. The rhubarb are … Continue reading

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Along Friday Creek to Get Coffee

Last night’s rain washed away nearly all the snow. Just a few patches remain, and with the forecast of warmer days ahead, it will soon be but a memory. The chicks in the nursery are doing well. They’ve bonded with … Continue reading

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Let It Do Its Thing

We get into trouble when we don’t let things do their thing in the time it takes for them to do whatever they are doing. You can make bread quickly by adding things like calcium carbonate, sodium sterol lactylate, mono-and … Continue reading

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