Tag Archives: 2016

NWFGS 2016 – a doubter’s report

Next week, it is time for the Northwest Flower and Garden show in Seattle again. That means it took me a year to write this post. I apologize. In all honesty, I had a hard time with it, as I … Continue reading

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So much to be thankful for – Thanksgiving 2016

Here it is again – one of my two favorite Holidays in my adopted country – Thanksgiving. (The other one is Halloween, but you probably knew that already.) I guess it would be easy to just focus on the food, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – the unthinkable happened

I’m speechless. In fact, I can barely breathe. We all just got grabbed by the pussy. Tomorrow and beyond, we’ll no doubt be ass-raped. I can’t even verbalize my fear of the consequences of this election as they ripple throughout … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – dirt is in the balance

The Canadian feminist and mayor of Ottawa, Charlotte Whitton, coined a phrase that has been on my mind lately: “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not … Continue reading

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Bloom Day – September 2016

Every month, on the 15th, Carol over at May Dreams Gardens hosts an international flower fest. This month, Bloom Day caught me unawares, but I managed to go out there and snap some pictures. There isn’t a whole lot that … Continue reading

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Hortlandia 2016 – a sure sign of spring!

Yesterday was the first day of the always highly anticipated Hortlandia – the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s annual spring plant sale, where area nurseries ply their astonishing and varied abundance. I figured this year, I’d help out a little, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – cheap thrill

*** My apologies to those of you who received this via email on Monday. When I realized my timing was off (still battling the temporal confusion of jet lag, apparently :)),  I deleted it. Sorry about that – here it … Continue reading

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