Seattle, as a young city on the farthest edge of America, was built by and for a large immigrant population (though the argument could be made that with the exception of indigenous peoples, all early Northwesterners were immigrants). These immigrants came … Continue reading
August is buried, September a memory, October about to disappear into a pile of mouldering leaves and mushy pumpkins. Usually, as the golden light of August dims and the long shadows of summer disappear into Autumn’s wet and dark, a mild melancholy … Continue reading
We had thought at one point to make our offer on the ‘new’ house without inspection contingency. We knew there were others interested in it, and felt that if we just took it ‘as is,’ it might differentiate our offer … Continue reading
All photos on the left taken by the Mitigation Planner, October 5, 2010. Center photos taken by me October 8, 2011. Photos on the right taken by me October 7, 2012.
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Tagged Cedars, Mitigation Plan, Moss, Moss Photos, Mountain Hemlock, Native Plant Photos, Native Plants, Nature, Northwest Plants, Progress, sword fern.
We no longer live in our house. Oh, we sleep there; sometimes eat there; but we are ghosts, the phantom traces of a family. Selling a house is to exist in a nether world, neither here nor there, your thoughts … Continue reading
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Tagged Best Laid Plans, eddie bauer catalog, Ghosts, Haunting, home, Home Staging, I have to Mitigate but you don't, OW! My stomach, Ranger Rick, Real Estate, Risk Aversion
In my experience, the adaptive response of most common nursery plants, when excessively pruned, is to die. In a previous life, my wife worked for a decade or so in the wholesale floral industry. When she expressed an interest in … Continue reading
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Tagged Adaptive Defense, Browsing, Deadheading flowers like Ozzy Osbourne, Drought, felco pruners, Mitigation Plan, Moss, Mountain Beavers, Native Plants, Nature, Plant List, Pruning, Voles