Category Archives: Wednesday Vignette

Wednesday Vignette – holding it all together

This past Sunday was the official dedication of the garden in Mt Angel I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. As luck would have it (or, were I of the religious kind, I might have said “the Lord would … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – timing

Since O moved to Sweden a month ago, his dearly beloved Tank has become my pal, instead. Still, I like to Viber photos of Tank to him, now and then, so he knows he is missed. By ALL of us, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – for protection only

So, it’s the week of Independence Day, when patriotism and pride should run high. I would argue that those kinds of sentiments are best against a backdrop of joy, compassion, generosity, and love of your fellow humans. The United States … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – vetting

A beautiful day on the surface, but such a dark, dark day for Americans. Children in windowless warehouses with no access to basic necessities, trying to understand why they are there, and crying for their families, in inhumane conditions, stripped … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – my first Tell the Truth Tuesday

It’s a good thing I have kind and patient neighbors. Our west side yard, facing their house, has undergone many changes and experiments, and it’s time for yet another revision. Each time, there seems to be an ever so slight … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – the big stink

The anticipation has been building for a while. I watched it grow tall, develop this massive bud…. and then I waited. For days, the bud just seemed to sit there. No real change from day to day, until yesterday, when … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – mini table gardens

At Joy Creek Nursery, we have these wonderful fern tables sitting around. They are the result of several years of fern table workshops that are taught by Richie Steffen of the Elizabeth Miller Botanical Garden . These fern tables are built … Continue reading

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