Walking to Helpston

Walking to Helpston

Being an American with Clare issues at the pub in Helpston is clearly going to be one of the best nights of my life.
California Dreamin': Part 2

California Dreamin’: Part 2

Dropping Vic off in LA, I have a week to head back up to Seattle. Time for the ultimate Westy trip: Ventura, Big Sur, Redwoods!
Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Overweight and undertrained, spring fever got the best of me as I took to the road for a three-day journey.
Easy Skagit Valley Roll

Easy Skagit Valley Roll

With the day bright and a car to get there, Skagit Valley was a swell place to play hookie for the day and get in some miles on the bike.
Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Sure, there were a few stiff climbs, but I'd classify the five days to get around the Noto Peninsula as a leisurely ride with some of the best bicycling touring I've experienced.
The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

My last ride in Israel proves to be the toughest: Jerusalem!
Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

My bicycle journey across Europe comes to an end in Budapest. A week of swimming and baths and I am back to the States.
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Summer of Dahlias

Summer of Dahlias

It took eight years, but I am back to embracing and improving my old lady garden stance by going big and bolder with dahlias.
Post Alley, Seattle

Post Alley, Seattle

While the gum wall draws the tourists (?), the more interesting thing is behind them... it's almost a showcase of great street stuff. Every single time, something new and great to look at.
Tearing It All Down

Tearing It All Down

When people talk about losing the city they love, this is it for me. It is getting harder and harder to live in a city that is losing it's heart, which in turn makes it harder to keep caring.
A Zinnia

A Zinnia

Zinnias remind me of my mother and her big Southern row gardens. This year's heat and new drip system was the first success I've ever hard with them here and with them healthy, and abundant, they filled me with nostalgia.
Weekend at Twin Harbor State Park

Weekend at Twin Harbor State Park

A weekend of beach walks at Twin Harbors State Park near Westport.
Garden in Watercolor

Garden in Watercolor

Well, kinda, but not really. But still pretty.
Yakima Canyon Spring Camping

Yakima Canyon Spring Camping

The wildflowers are out and I really recommend going out there now for a hike before the snakes come out!
Quince Blossoms

Quince Blossoms

One of my favorite flowers in Spring, the blooming quince tree. They bloom after the tree leaves out unlike the other fruit in its family, apples and pears.
Missing

Missing

Missing in Seattle.