Monthly Archives: June 2011

Farewell, sad green unicorn

I am back from a week’s vacation with my family.  While the weather was relatively pleasant in the San Juan Islands just north of here, apparently the seasonless gloom of the Sammamish plateau continued in my absence.  I found that the volunteer bracken … Continue reading

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Contemplating my containers

When I was but a green lad who had just purchased his first home, I went to replace the water heater only to find my 60-year-old galvanized plumbing was in such poor condition that it all needed to be replaced.  … Continue reading

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A garden in the air

Earlier in this long season of inclement weather I now am calling “Fawinting,” an amalgamation of all that is bad weatherwise with Fall, Winter, and Spring, I popped out the fence  posts around the patio and replaced them with cedar … Continue reading

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Gettin’ busy

For some reason, people are constantly telling me how busy they are.  My father, for instance, constantly regales me with fascinating yarns about his full and stressful days, which usually involve driving all over creation trying to find things to … Continue reading

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