Author Archives: amanandhishoe

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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Land of Mud

It has been raining almost every day for a month now. We are the land of mud, of rubber boots and raincoats. The ducks don’t mind. They would be happy if the garden turned into one big puddle. It’s the … Continue reading

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All Is Not Doom and Gloom

Despite the daily clouds and rain, all is not doom and gloom. The tulips have poked out of the ground. I may have gone overboard last fall, planting several hundred tulip bulbs in the garden. Apricot Beauty, Abu Hassan, China … Continue reading

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How Do They Know?

It’s late January, time for the daffodils to push out of the cool earth. But how do they know it is time to emerge? Underneath the ground, they can’t tell that it is getting warmer, that the days are getting … Continue reading

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