Feb

05

On Chuckanut Drive

This is what is looks like in the Northwest right now. Dark and dreamy. That’s right. I called it dreamy! NOT dreary. But it is dark. I’ll admit that much. The days are lengthening though, and that hope for more light is heartening. I took this pic from along Chuckanut Drive yesterday. Another cure for the season: […]

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Feb

03

The Desert Cure

Six more weeks of winter have been predicted, according to the groundhog in Punxsutawney, matching our somber mood this week in Seattle. Here is a remedy: go to Palm Springs! This is the undeniable season for it. I just visited in December and experienced such warm weather I wore a short skirt and a tee shirt during the day […]

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Jan

27

Winter Wonder

Juno the Blizzard deposited two feet of snow in Boston over the past twenty-four hours creating a city-wide snow day, recorded and transmitted to me today via Snapchat video (gone in an instant, sigh). On the news tonight, I saw surfers surfing in the Atlantic ocean as it continued to snow, making merry. Brrr. While I luxuriated in our […]

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Jun

08

Echo

Somehow, the summer season feels in full swing around here, has felt so for a while. People, people, milling about absolutely everywhere most of the time anymore, sidewalks just another lane of traffic, rubber soles rather than rubber tires, and not only on week-ends or in the evenings, often obviously tourists because they speak with […]

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May

28

Memorializing May

Before May ends and Memorial Day becomes so last season, I want to share some photos I took while visiting Lazy River Farm and Sidetrack Distillery on Monday. They built a barn! And this barn will soon become a wedding and event venue. I don’t plan to get married, but I sure would love to […]

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May

09

Shangri La

Two weeks ago while in Honolulu, I could not miss the chance to visit Doris Duke’s fabled Shangri La, once the heiress and philanthropist’s Hawaiian home, now a magnificent setting for her collection of Islamic art and culture. The shuttle from the Honolulu Art Museum to Shangri La descends through the jungle from a street […]

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May

01

Happy May Day?

When I was in elementary school, I once made a May Day basket for my grandmother, filled it with flowers and candy that I left on her doorstep, rang her bell and ran away. It wasn’t so long ago that I only knew of May Day as having this flower basket tradition, also featuring dancing around […]

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Mar

19

Transitioning From Winter

I took this photo in January, glad to find hope on the branch of a tree. Now this tree and all others like it are completely covered in pink. What a welcome sight, these harbingers of spring. So much better than when Seattle was frozen, like this: Brrrrr. And speaking of brrrr, a few weeks ago, […]

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